Academic texts are some of my favourite to work on, and I’ve just completed my first job for a student (PhD) client. I offer a student rate that represents more than a 20% discount to my lowest standard charge, and while I appreciate that most students are not exactly flush, it’s worth thinking of it as a good investment to make sure that your degree, masters or PhD thesis especially reads well. This is likely to result in a better grade, and potentially higher earnings in the future!
I’d say this particularly applies to overseas students. The UK is a great place to study, but to suddenly dive in, especially for technical/scientific subjects, can be daunting in terms of writing sound English. I’m good at making subtle corrections and interpreting what authors who don’t have English as a first language are trying to say accurately; I’ve helped two Spanish friends, one doing computer science and another a molecular biologist.
As well as theses, post-grad students can need help with e.g. research papers and conference posters. I’m confident in most subjects, from biomedical to sociology, psychology etc. Probably only engineering and physics might faze me a little!
I’m always happy to have a chat on the phone, and give a rough price estimate before accepting any job, and will always keep prices as low as I can; for example, just performing a single pass edit, and not double-checking. I will also explain clearly any edits I’ve made, to help you develop your own writing skills.