English Editing Researcher Services


Join the worldwide team of Edanz scientific experts: editors, writers, and reviewers

Edanz Group is always looking for talented and well-qualified freelance English language editors, medical writers, and scientific research consultants. Our editors are all native English speakers, while our medical writers are experienced in manuscript development, and our research consultants are knowledgeable about the academic journal publishing process. Interested in joining our team?



Working as a member of our freelance team can bring you more than just monetary rewards:

  • Flexibility

    You can work from anywhere in the world, choosing your own schedule that fits your lifestyle and availability. The only things necessary are a reliable internet connection and a computer.

  • Diversity

    As our clients are based around the world, from Japan and China to South America, the Middle East and Europe, you can expect to work on a diverse range of interesting and challenging tasks within your general subject area, experience fresh perspectives on ideas and methods, and further your understanding of new advances in your field coming from different regions.

  • Connection

    Your work can make a real difference by helping our authors overcome language barriers and achieve their publication goals. Publication in international journals and other arenas ensures their research is read by more people around the world and, in turn, fosters the global communication of ideas and contributes to the advancement of your academic field.

  • Professional development

    Working as a freelance expert for Edanz helps you become a better editor, writer, and reviewer in your field. From your first assignment you will receive helpful feedback and guidance from our dedicated Editorial team, who will quickly have you on your way to working efficiently and with the high level of quality Edanz assures its client authors.

What makes an Edanz Editor?

Native-English speaker

  • Experienced in editing for and/or submitting to SCI journals
  • Has passed a challenging editing test
  • Successful completion of the Edanz Editor Training Program, supplemented by ongoing, detailed feedback and training from our dedicated Editorial team

Language Editor with PhD

  • PhD in a specialized field
  • Verifiable publication record

Language Editor without PhD

  • 3+ years as a dedicated scientific editor, and/or
  • 3+ years scientific research experience, and/or
  • Certified scientific editor (e.g., BELS or University of Chicago, Graham School)

What makes an Edanz Medical Writer?

  • High level of understanding of clinical trials and associated literature
  • Excellent writing ability
  • Experienced and knowledgeable about manuscript/report development
  • Receives feedback and ongoing training from our dedicated Med Comms team
  • Prior experience in medical communications is highly beneficial
  • Verifiable publication record

What makes an Edanz Research Consultant?

  • High level of English proficiency
  • Experienced and knowledgeable about the academic journal publishing process
  • Passes a challenging skills test and an initial period of intensive feedback
  • Receives feedback and ongoing training from our dedicated Editorial team
  • PhD from an accredited program
  • Verifiable publication record

We are presently looking for experts in:

  • Earth Sciences
    • Seismology
  • Economics
  • Engineering
    • Civil & Structural Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering
  • Information and Computing Sciences
    • Computation Theory and Mathematics
    • Computer Software
    • Computer Hardware
    • Numerical and Computational Mathematics
    • Network Information Systems
  • Medical and Health Sciences
    • Cardiology & Hematology
    • Clinical Medicine - all disciplines
    • Dentistry
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Forensic Sciences
    • Medical Technology
    • Metabolism / Diabetes
    • Neuroscience / Neuroanatomy / Neurosurgery
    • Ophthalmology
    • Optometry
    • Orthopaedics
    • Otolaryngology
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Surgery


Make it happen

Process for freelance editor applications



As part of the M3 group, Edanz is focused on delivering high-quality scientific and biomedical manuscript publication support services and specialized research support services.

Edanz provides scientific and language support services, manuscript development, gap and situational analyses, strategic publication plans, protocol design, and educational tools and solutions to individual researchers as well as pharmaceutical and healthcare companies.

We are currently looking for a full-time, in-house team Project Manager to join our Author Support Team, which comprises 10+ in-house staff in our Fukuoka office as well as team members in Tokyo and Beijing.

Role duties include

●      Assessing, quoting and managing medical manuscript writing and development projects

●      Providing feedback to and managing freelance experts (including editors, reviewers, medical writers and translators)

●      Assigning work to freelancers and participating in freelancer recruitment and on-boarding as needed

●      Working closely with other teams (account managers, marketing, education, product) to provide highest-quality services and products

●      Potentially working with our Medical Communications team to manage medical writing projects for pharmaceutical and healthcare companies

●      Representing the company at domestic and international conferences and outreach activities

The Author Support Team includes staff from many different countries and backgrounds (Japan, China, UK, Latvia, US, Iran, etc). Cultural fit with the team and ability to work cooperatively in a multicultural environment are required.

Minimum Requirements

●      Must have received at least an MSc in biomedical sciences or clinical research prior to July 2020 or equivalent; PhD or MD preferred

●      Must have completed secondary and higher education in a country where English is the primary language of education OR full demonstrable professional fluency in English

●      Must have been first or primary author of a manuscript published in a peer-reviewed international journal within the last 5 years OR at least 2 years’ demonstrated medical publication project management experience

●      Resident in Japan with the ability to travel domestically as needed or willingness and ability to relocate or based outside of Japan with the ability to travel to Japan as necessary for training.


Desired experience/credentials

●      CMPP certification and/or medical communications experience

●      Biomedical research experience at the PhD level or higher OR experience managing clinical trials at a Contract Research Organization

●      English AND Japanese or Chinese language ability


Skills needed

●      Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

●      Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

●      Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle multiple priorities

●      Quick learner who can handle a wide range of tasks

●      Self-starter and able to solve complex problems independently

●      Computer literate and comfortable learning new software and systems


Location and hours
The role is based at the Edanz head office in Fukuoka, Japan. The position is full-time but hours are somewhat flexible and remote work is possible for the right candidate.

Paid leave in accordance with Japanese law + 2 paid sick days.


Offer package will reflect qualifications, experience and current housing situation.


Start date

As soon as available


Contact us
Please send a CV and a cover letter with “In-house Project Manager” in the subject line of your email to Dr. Geraldine Echue, Managing Editor, at gechue [at] edanzgroup.com.

Be sure to include contact information for at least two professional references who are familiar with your work and can be contacted via email; applications without professional references will not be considered.

Please understand that, owing to the large number of applications, unsuccessful applicants may not receive a response.