English Editing Researcher Services

Freelance Editorial Support Personnel



We are currently looking for 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.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Assigning work 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
  • Contacting freelance experts to confirm assignments by SMS message or telephone
  • 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
  • Develop knowledge of relevant policies and procedures
  • Develop proficiency in the systems required to deliver author support services

Skills required:

  • Experience of 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
  • Ability to balance competing priorities and make judgement calls based on information from different sources
  • Good organizational and time-management skills
  • Computer literate and comfortable learning 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 October 2019 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 gechue [at] edanzgroup.com with ‘Application for Freelance Editorial Support Role’ in the subject title. 
Please indicate where you saw the ad that prompted your application.
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 a large number of applications, unsuccessful applicants may not receive a response.