English Editing Researcher Services


About us 

As part of the M3 group, Edanz is a Japan-based company focused on delivering high-quality scientific, clinical 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 Editorial Support Consultant to join our in-house Researcher Services Team. This is a Japan-based work-from-home position. The Editorial Support Consultant will be available to work during Japan business hours (Mon-Fri, 09:30-18:30 JST).  


Teamwork, good communication and initiative are highly valued skills for in-house editorial responsibilities. Role duties include (but are not limited to): 

  • Reviewing and providing feedback on the work of freelance experts (including editors and research consultants) in a wide range of scientific fields, but especially in the medical/clinical sciences 
  • Assigning editing and editing-related work to freelancers and participating in freelancer recruitment and on-boarding as needed 
  • Working closely with other teams (publication support, marketing, education, product) to provide highest-quality services and products 
  • Fielding client and freelance expert queries 


The Researcher Services team includes staff from many different countries and backgrounds (Japan, Australia, England, Latvia, US, Iran, etc.). Cultural fit with the team and ability to work cooperatively in a multicultural environment are required.  


Skills needed 

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in English 
  • 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 


Minimum Requirements 

  • MSc in the biomedical sciences or clinical research experience or equivalent prior to July 2022; 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 

*BSc with demonstrable substantial experience in and knowledge of medical research publishing will be considered 


Desired experience, credentials and skills 

  • BELS certification and/or equivalent 
  • Biomedical/clinical research experience at the PhD level or higher OR experience with clinical trials at a Contract Research Organization 
  • First or primary author of a manuscript published in a peer-reviewed international journal within the last 5 years OR can demonstrate at least 2 years' medical communications experience 
  • English AND Japanese or Chinese language ability 


Vacancy open until filled 


Contact us 

Please send a CV and cover letter with “In-house Editorial Support Consultant Position" in the subject line of your email to Ayli Chong, Researcher Services Manager, at achong [at] edanz.com. The cover letter should explain how you meet each of the minimum criteria (and desired criteria, if applicable). 


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. 

The successful candidate will pass initial screening, interview(s), a skills assessment and reference check. 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