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

Koji Yamashita


Tom da Costa

Chief Commercial Officer

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.

Dr Ruth Tunn - Senior Editor and Research Consultant


2015 – Postgraduate Certificate of Education, Edge Hill University
2013 - PhD Pharmacology, University of Oxford
2009 - BA Physiological Sciences, University of Oxford

Dr Tunn has an academic background in the biomedical sciences and is experienced in a wide range of molecular biology techniques, including protein expression and analysis, stem cell culture, and quantitative reverse transcription PCR. After gaining a BA in Physiological Sciences, she joined the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Oxford to study the molecular mechanisms underlying the development of fat cells and tissues. Specifically, she investigated intracellular calcium signaling and the expression of a family of cation channels (two-pore channels) in mammalian cells; the role of these channels in the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells into fat cells (adipogenesis); and body composition in transgenic mice using time-domain nuclear magnetic resonance. During her PhD, Dr Tunn worked as a graduate teaching assistant and tutor for the preclinical medical degree program at the University of Oxford. After graduating, she obtained a Postgraduate Certificate of Education from Edge Hill University, specializing in mathematics.

Dr Tunn co-authored several papers on topics related to her PhD research, which were published in international journals, including the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Endocrinology, and Molecular and Cellular Biology.

During her time as a PhD student, Dr Tunn edited manuscripts for non-native English-speaking colleagues, and supported ESL students in their preparation of reports and dissertations. She joined Edanz Group’s in-house editorial team in the Fukuoka office in 2015.

Lilly Gray - Editor and Project Coordinator


2012 – BA, Communication Studies (1st Hons), Hollins University

Ms Gray focused on cultural criticism and media studies as a Communication Studies major at Hollins University. Her senior honors thesis involved research at the National Museum of American History and the Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, to examine representations of past and present American military conflict in museum exhibits. Her presentation experience includes both conference and university instruction settings. Ms Gray has taught writing techniques to students ranging from elementary to high school, and spent 3 years teaching English to the global course of a Japanese academic high school in Toyama Prefecture.

Ms Gray assessed submissions for two undergraduate literary journals and has assisted non-native English speakers in preparing presentations and manuscripts for an international audience. She joined Edanz Group’s in-house editorial team in the Fukuoka office in 2015.


Laura Luse - Editorial Resource Administrator


2016 - MA Translation, Kyushu University

Laura is a communications specialist with extensive time living and studying abroad, particularly in Japan. Born in Latvia, Laura possesses a high level of Japanese ability, equivalent to N2; the second highest qualification as per the standardized Japanese Language Proficiency Test. Her master’s thesis examined Japanese–English translated online guidelines provided by the Immigration Bureau of Japan, comparing instruction clarity, and analyzed the most problematic recurring sentences before, during, and after introduction of new residence cards for non-Japanese. Laura has also researched machine translation’s abilities to apply computer-assisted tools, and the consequences of this advancement on human-created translation. Her interests lie in intercultural and intracultural communication both offline and online, and most recently in social media, particularly in Japan and other parts of Asia. She joined Edanz Group’s in-house editorial team in the Fukuoka office in 2018.

Customer Service Team

Ms Muta
Team Leader

Ms Suenaga

Ms Natsuwaki

Ms Yonekura

Ms Irikita

Ms Nogami

Ms. Hashiguchi

Ms. Takizawa

IT Staff

April Gutierrez
Senior Product Manager

Mahbub Elahi
Head of Software Development

Ye Xing
Senior Network Administrator

Wei Liang
Senior Software Developer

Yumie Fujii
Product Delivery Specialist

Product Team

Ms Hirai
Systems and Services Project Coordinator

Marketing Team

Sam Kinred
Global Marketing Manager



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.

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.


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



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.