Freelance writer and former academic ghostwriter Dave Tomar.

Dave Tomar

Writing under the pseudonym Ed Dante, Dave Tomar published his essay “The Shadow Scholar” in The Chronicle Review in 2010, which described his life as an academic ghostwriter. A Rutgers graduate, Tomar said he discovered his vocation of penning other people’s work while in college: “It turned out that my lazy, Xanax-snorting, Miller-swilling classmates were thrilled to pay me to write their papers.”

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