English Editing Researcher Services

About Edanz

About Edanz

“Made in Japan”


Edanz was established in Japan in 1995 and has helped thousands of researchers all over the world successfully publish in international journals. Our team of expert editors and research consultants are all experienced researchers: we understand the research process and we know how to support non-native English speakers in navigating the publication journey.



Over more than 21 years in business, we are partnered with some of the world’s leading publishers: Elsevier, Springer Nature, BioMed Central, AIP, and BMJ. We offer partnership and collaboration opportunities to publishers, journals, societies, universities, research institutes and faculties. Above all others, we help and support researchers.


Be confident

With Edanz, you can be confident in submitting your manuscript to any international journal. Together, we will make sure your research is presented clearly, and accurately. We offer a range of services to help you publish quicker and in better journals - take a service tour here.


Your team

Edanz has over 300 experts ready to support your publication goals. Many of our editors have been with us for more than 10 years meaning a reliable and high quality service for you. Our recruitment, testing and training process is hard: only the best editors work with us. Take a tour of our expert team here.​

Management Team

Thomas da Costa


Bruce D. Cummings

Director, Chief Product Officer

Daniel McGowan, PhD CMPP

Chief Science Officer

In-House Editorial Team

Luke Kenyon - Quality Control Manager


2002 - BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing, University of Bolton, UK

Mr Kenyon graduated with a BA (Hons) in English and Creative Writing from the University of Bolton in 2002. He moved to Japan in 2004, and spent 9 years teaching a wide range of focused English curricula to non-native speakers, awakening an interest in copy editing and the STM industry. Mr Kenyon joined Edanz in December 2013, where he applies his knowledge of the writing process, his love of language and his attention to detail as a valued member of the Quality Control Editing Team.

Scott Wysong - Senior Language Editor


2015 - BELS Certification
​1994 - BA Copywriting, Advertising Arts College, San Diego, USA

After two years in the liberal arts program at the University of Texas El Paso, Mr Wysong attended the Advertising Arts College in San Diego where he studied advertising and graphic design with an emphasis on copywriting. After a year of freelance graphic design work, he moved to Fukuoka, Japan where he taught English to students of all ages for 5 years, as well as helping to develop teaching materials and editing newsletters for Little America. During this period he also studied and became fluent in Japanese, earning JLPT level 2 certification. He then worked as a Japanese-English translator for 8 years.

Mr Wysong joined  Edanz Group’s in-house editorial team in the Fukuoka office in 2008. He earned certification as an editor in the life sciences from BELS in 2015. Mr Wysong’s 8 years of experience in translation and further 8 years in editing with Edanz give him a unique understanding of ESL authors and an ability to help them convey their research accurately. His experience in advertising and as a contracted translator for numerous major corporate clients, including Carnival Cruise Lines, American Airlines, and Coach, make him familiar with all stages of the commercial publication process. He is well versed in the writing and composition of academic manuscripts, and in helping clients’ make their work ready for the peer review process.

Customer Service Team

Ms Natsuwaki

Ms Yonekura

Ms Nogami

Ms. Takizawa

IT Staff

April Gutierrez
Senior Product Manager

Product Team

Ms Hirai
Systems and Services Project Coordinator

Marketing Team

Sam Kinred
Global Marketing Manager

Ms Irikita

Engineering Team

Mahbub Elahi
Head of Engineering

Yumie Fujii
Software QA Manager



You can place an order by completing the online order form and uploading your file(s). If you experience difficulties completing the form, contact us by email with your file(s) attached at global(at)edanz.com. You can start the Order process from here!

Our online payment system is secure and convenient. You can choose to pay by Paypal, or by direct credit card payment. If you have any trouble using your card, get in touch with us by email at global@edanz.com. You can make your payment when you complete your order.

It’s really easy to find out the price, get a quote and place an order. Select your word count and turn-around time, and any optional extras: you can see the price immediately. Try it here!

If you are not sure about something, get in touch with us by email at global@edanz.com.


Yes, you can get a 20% discount coupon each time you introduce a friend or colleague through our Referral Rewards program. Anyone you refer will also receive a 20% discount coupon they can use with their first order.

Visit My Account page to learn more and start referring.

Yes, follow the steps below to download a printable receipt:

1. Log in to your Edanz account and navigate to 'My Account'.

2. Click on the 'Orders' tab to show your current and previous orders.

3. Click on the order you would like a receipt for.

4. A link to open a window with a printable invoice / receipt will be displayed near the top of the page.

Our standard turnaround time is 2 days.

We also have 3-day and 1-day options. You can view all options and select your turnaround time during the checkout process.

2-day turnaround is not available for documents larger than 10,000 words. 

All orders placed by 17:00 JST on a business day will be processed that same day. Orders placed after 17:00 JST or outside business hours will be processed the next business day.

For editing/rewriting, we accept all Microsoft Office formats, as well as Open Office and LaTeX.

For figures, PDF, TIFF, JPG/JPEG or PNG can be used for reference. Only Microsoft Office format figure files can be edited.

Yes,  when we edit the manuscript, we will check basic journal guidelines and make sure your manuscript is correct.

We will:

  • Check and change spelling/language (use the spelling style specified in the journal guidelines or if there are no requirements use whatever is dominant in the manuscript)
  • We will thoroughly check that your manuscript meets the word limits defined in the instructions for authors.
    • If your manuscript is far over the limit, then we’ll let you know with a comment in the manuscript
    • If you need a large word count reduction, get in touch for a custom quote
  • Check target journal guidelines and leave a guiding comment on the following:
    • Word limits for abstract/manuscript
    • Abstract structure
    • Title page (e.g. missing information)
    • Missing sections (highlights, abstract, introduction, conflict of interest statement, etc.)


We won't make actual formatting changes or leave placeholders for missing information.

Yes, we can edit your references.

Includes the above and the following:

  • Correcting spelling and punctuation as per target journal instructions
  • Adjusting typography (e.g., bold, italics) as per target journal instructions
  • Correcting spacing, replacing Asian characters, correcting journal title style
  • Reducing the number of listed author names in references as per journal requirements
  • Correcting the in-text citation style as per target journal instructions

Does not include:

  • Researching or inserting missing information (e.g., author names)
  • LaTeX files— sorry, we cannot provide our reference editing services for files with LaTeX coding

Edanz does not edit citations or references generated by reference management software such as EndNote or Mendeley;  any changes would be overwritten if the citations or references are regenerated later.

If you don't want your references edited, you can remove them from your manuscript before sending it to us.

Clarification Editing

This is an extra round of editing after the first edit and before submission to a journal. Price: FREE!

We recommend ordering this service in the following situations:

  • You received questions or a request for additional information from our editor via comments in the manuscript.
  • You made changes to the text based on comments that the editor left in the manuscript.
  • You are unsure about whether a change made in the first round reflects your intended meaning and you would like to ask a question/seek confirmation.  
Please send us the following:
  • The revised version of your manuscript. The file should contain tracked changes that you have made after you received your edited manuscript from us.


Review Editing

If you have revised your manuscript after submitting to a journal or after peer review, we can perform a Review Edit to make sure any new text you have added is submission-ready and consistent with the rest of your manuscript. 

If you are instructed by the editor of your target journal or peer reviewers to make further revisions, you can send the revised manuscript to us for a Review Edit.

Please send us the following:
  • The revised version of your manuscript. The file should contain tracked changes that you have made after you received your edited manuscript from us.
  • Any communication you have received from the journal such as an email from the journal editor or comments from peer reviewers.

We will thoroughly check the journal's submission guidelines and make necessary changes.

We will:

  • Check journal guidelines and make formatting changes (not language editing) for the following so that the manuscript format suits submission requirements (formatting tables/figures are not included in this service):
    • Title page
    • Abstract
    • Keywords
    • Main text
    • References

Formatting won't include:

  • Increasing / decreasing word count if abstract / manuscript is under / over the word limit
  • Adding new content (e.g., new text, new figures/tables)
  • (Re)formatting tables if they are formatted incorrectly (editors will leave a comment asking the authors to revise as required)
  • (Re)formatting figures if they are formatted incorrectly (editors will leave a comment asking the authors to revise as required)

If you need something that we don’t do, get in touch with us to tell us your requirements, and we will see what we can do to help.

Yes, we can edit your tables and figures.

We will:

  • Check and change spelling/language of the text within the tables/figures and legends

  • Check that the style and formatting (of tables/figures) conform with the target journal's instructions for authors, or are consistent if there is no target journal -  we will let you know if they are incorrect

We won't:

  • Reformat tables or figures if they have been incorrectly formatted

If you don't want us to edit your tables & figures, you can remove them from your manuscript before sending it to us.

If the figures would be useful as a guide for our editor, please send us your figures. If they are large, send us a low resolution version (we can only receive files up to 5MB). We can receive PDF, JPEG, PNG, GIF, and TIFF files. Upload these files in the section for supporting documents.

Edanz follows a professional code of ethics and has instituted measures ensuring the confidentiality and security of the manuscripts and all documentation sent to us by our clients. All Edanz Editors, Staff and Directors sign Confidentiality agreements with Edanz.
Your personal information and manuscript data are never shared beyond your assigned editor and the in-house Edanz staff. Edanz secures its networks and communications with the latest encryption software and hardened operating systems. We employ the best tools available and our systems are monitored and audited to keep your data safe during every stage of its journey. For more information see our Security and Privacy Policy.

As an associate member of COPE, Edanz supports the current industry standards in publication and research ethics. We practice this commitment through transparent and ethical services, as well as offering guidance to authors should an ethical issue arise with their manuscript.
You can read more about the Edanz ethics policies in the ethics section.

English language editing by Edanz’s expert editors  will improve the chances of your manuscript being accepted for publication. However, we cannot “edit” the research content of your manuscript: this is something for peer reviewers to comment on.

Therefore, while we cannot make any guarantees regarding the publication of your research, we can guarantee that we will get your manuscript into the best possible condition for submission to a journal for peer review.

Publication Ethics

Edanz policies and practices

Good ethical awareness and practice is essential for everyone involved in academic research, manuscript production and publishing. The ethical standards set out by groups such as ICMJE, COPE, and EASE are the standards against which journals and your fellow researchers will hold your work. 

As an associate member of COPE, Edanz seeks to be at the forefront of the author services industry in upholding the highest standards for transparency and ethical practice.

How Edanz supports ethical publication practices:

We take part in the following activities:

  • Participate in COPE activities as an associate member

  • Have staff who are members of CSE, WAME, APAME, and ISTC

  • Work with EASE to translate author guidelines into Japanese and Chinese

  • Advise authors on the appropriate course of action when an ethical issue arises with their manuscript

  • Advise on authorship and conflict of interest issues

  • Conduct regular author workshops, of which publication ethics are a part

  • Ensure authors make all decisions regarding the content of their manuscripts

As an ethical service provider, we will never:

  • Knowingly edit or rewrite plagiarized text

  • Knowingly facilitate any malpractice, including:

    • Inappropriate authorship

    • Undisclosed conflicts of interest

    • Duplicate publication

    • Concurrent submission to multiple journals

    • Data fabrication or manipulation

    • Peer review fraud


Our policies on plagiarism

Plagiarism is a major ethical offense in publishing and Edanz strives to ensure that all of our dealings with authors are ethically responsible and also to encourage and educate authors to be ethically responsible. Knowingly modifying plagiarized text still counts as plagiarism; therefore, Edanz has set out strict policies on any plagiarism found in a manuscript submitted to us.

  • If plagiarized text is found during editing, the text will be highlighted and left unedited. Authors will be advised about the issue and guidance offered if needed on how to resolve the situation.
  • Any text that has been directly copied and pasted from another source and submitted to us for rewriting/editing will be returned to the author without revision so that the author can replace it with original text prior to editing.
  • Articles or portions of articles that have previously been published cannot be rewritten or used without attribution. These will be returned to the author with guidance on proper publication and citation practice.

Please note, although we will identify any text to the author that has been found to be plagiarized, we do not screen for plagiarism. The final content of all manuscripts handled by Edanz is always the responsibility of the author.




International publishing guidelines (e.g., of COPE, ICMJE, and EASE) require full transparency in manuscripts, which includes acknowledging individuals who provided writing or editorial assistance to authors during the preparation of their manuscript. A declaration of professional English-language assistance can also reassure editors and reviewers that they can concentrate on evaluating the scientific merit of a manuscript.


Edanz always lets authors know who edited or reviewed their manuscript. We also actively encourage authors to acknowledge the assistance that they received to improve their manuscript, by suggesting wording when they order our services.


Please email global@edanz.com if you have any queries about acknowledgments and transparency in publishing--for example, if:

  • You need help drafting an appropriate acknowledgment for assistance provided by Edanz, especially if it involved more than one person or more than one service.

  • Your target journal asks for a PDF copy of a signed letter granting permission from the named people to be acknowledged.

  • Your target journal has its own form to obtain permission from the named people to be acknowledged.


What You Can Do: Best Practices for Publication Ethics

Edanz Service Ethical Compliance Details How to acknowledge Edanz
English Editing Yes During editing, we may give suggestions on how to improve the flow, structure, and presentation of the text. However, we will never alter your data and results or their representation in any way. During editing, we will insert an acknowledgment into your manuscript. Although you are welcome to modify or remove it, we recommend that you leave in this attribution.
Review (post-submission) editing Yes During editing, we may give suggestions on how to improve the flow, structure, and presentation of the text. However, we will never alter your data and results or their representation in any way. Comprehensive scientific review is not offered with standard editing During editing, we will insert an acknowledgment into your manuscript. Although you are welcome to modify or remove it, we recommend that you leave in this attribution.
Rewriting Yes Our rewriting service may involve substantive editing and advice on the manuscript structure and contents based on reviewer comments. We will never alter your data and results or their representation in any way. During rewriting, we will insert an acknowledgment into your manuscript. Although you are welcome to modify or remove this, we recommend that you leave in this attribution.
Journal Selection Yes We recommend suitable journals for your manuscript according to your preferences and the manuscript contents without regional or publisher bias. No attribution needed under current guidelines.
Cover Letter Development Yes We will draft your cover letter based on the manuscript contents and advise on any target journal requirements (e.g., the reporting of conflicts of interest, funding sources, and recommended reviewers) No attribution needed under current guidelines.
Reviewer Recommendation Yes We recommend reviewers based on your preferences and those of the target journal without bias for nationality or institution. We strive to ensure that all reviewer contact information provided is verifiable. If a potential conflict of interest for a recommended reviewer is identified, Edanz will replace that reviewer’s information for free No attribution needed under current guidelines.
Expert Scientific Review Yes We provide comprehensive scientific review without bias. We offer advice on how to improve your manuscript based on the current status of the field, journal requirements, and relevant guidelines. However, we will never alter your data and results or their representation in any way. We recommend that you add the following to your acknowledgments section: “We thank staff at Edanz Group (www.edanz.com/ac) for critically reviewing a draft of this manuscript.”
Abstract Development Yes We will draft your abstract using the main text of your manuscript and in accordance with the requirements of the target journal without making any changes to the scientific contents. We recommend that you add the following to your acknowledgments section: “We thank Edanz Group (www.edanz.com/ac) for helping to draft the abstract.”
Response Letter Check Yes We will check whether your responses to peer reviewer comments have adequately answered the reviewers’ concerns. Where applicable, we will suggest ways to improve your responses. No attribution needed under current guidelines.


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



Are you a publisher who wants to give your authors English Language support?

Edanz are happy to provide custom solutions for publishers and their authorship. Contact us to discuss your requirements with our expert team and find the right solution for you.