We are currently looking for remote freelance editorial personnel to support our Author Services Team, which comprises in-house staff in our Fukuoka office as well as team members in Tokyo and Beijing. We offer flexible working hours, a paid and structured training plan as well as support in working remotely.

 Main duties and responsibilities

  • Assigning tasks to freelance experts by field of expertise, job type and availability
  • Checking assignment communications are concise and accurate
  • Raising any issues identified in assignments with other teams as appropriate
  • Communicating with China- and Japan-based customer service teams to resolve issues
  • Contacting freelance experts to confirm assignments 
  • Scheduling and conducting reviews of work prepared by freelance experts to ensure compliance with Edanz quality standards
  • Providing feedback to freelance experts
  • Assisting in any other editorial team-related activities as necessary

The team member will be expected to:

  • Work on their own initiative to resolve issues independently
  • Plan and manage their time effectively and efficiently
  • Develop knowledge of relevant policies and procedures
  • Develop proficiency in the systems required to deliver author support services

Skills required:

  • Experience in scholarly publishing and research
  • Ability to analyze textual and numerical information accurately
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to coordinate with internal and external personnel 
  • A proactive approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in an international environment
  • Ability to balance competing priorities and make judgement calls based on information from different sources
  • Good organizational and time-management skills working across time zones
  • Computer literacy and willingness to learn new software and systems

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years of full-time related work experience (copy editing research papers or editorial support in a scholarly publishing organisation)

Desired experience/credentials

MSc or higher qualification prior to February 2020 or equivalent


About us

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



Please apply by sending your most recent CV and a cover letter to with ‘Application for Freelance Editorial Support Role’ in the subject title. 

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.


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