MBA Candidates Who Have Essays Written for Them ‘Are Not Trying to Be Unethical’


According to a man who has written “sample” application essays for several would-be business-school students who subsequently “may have passed them off as their own”: “My clients are not lazy or trying to be unethical,” Blake Reynolds of New York–based Perfect Words, who may or may not have had his buns taped together by members of the football team in high school, explains. They’re just really busy. “They work in industries where the hours are really long and writing skills are not emphasized … I think I’m helping people. People who go to these lengths will get the most out of business school.” Yes, they probably will.

B-School Admission Essays, For a Fee [BusinessWeek]