When The Chronicle published a confessional essay two years ago by a writer for a student-paper mill who had spent nearly a decade helping college students cheat on their assignments, it provoked anger, astonishment, and weary resignation.
The writer, under the pseudonym Ed Dante, said he had completed scores of papers for students who were too lazy or simply unprepared for their work at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels.
The academic ghostwriter has retired, and in his new memoir, he reveals his true identity: Dave Tomar, 32, a graduate of the bachelor’s program in communications at Rutgers University’s New Brunswick campus and, now, a freelance writer in Philadelphia.
Dave Tomar claims to have spent 25000 hours writing academic papers for hire.
This is an interesting story. The follow up comments are worth reading too.