We are looking for a full-time, in-house team member to join our Author Support Team, which comprises 15+ in-house staff in our Fukuoka office as well as team members in Tokyo and Beijing. Cultural fit with the team is a must.

The position involves editing manuscripts and providing feedback and training to our freelance experts (native English speaker only), reviewing and project managing our non-editing services (e.g., journal selection, cover letter and abstract writing), assigning work to freelance experts, creating and delivering educational content through our eLearning program, participating in science community-building activities (including conducting workshops and events), and working closely with local sales and marketing staff to strengthen relationships with our clients and community partners through outreach activities. There is scope for the position to grow and evolve with the right candidate.

The Author Support Team includes Japanese and international staff. Japanese language skills are an advantage but not a requirement.

Minimum Requirements

  • Full professional proficiency in English (IELTS 7-8/TOEFL iBT 94-109/TOEIC 901+) or native speaker
  • MUST have completed PhD or equivalent degree in life science or physical science prior to April 2018 (ABD or partial completion not accepted)
  • Two-plus years of post-doctoral research or teaching experience
  • Resident in Japan preferred



  • Strong ability to engage with researchers and non-researchers
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle multiple priorities
  • Quick learner who can handle a wide range of tasks
  • Highly computer literate, proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Able to work smoothly in a multicultural environment


Location and hours
This position is full-time and based in our Fukuoka office.

Regular employment contract, work visa sponsorship if required, social insurance, paid overtime, commuting allowance, career development opportunities, semi-flexible working hours, possibility to work from home up to 20% of schedule.

Paid leave in accordance with Japanese law + Japanese national holidays or days in-lieu + 2 sick days.

Salary will reflect qualifications and experience. Relocation expenses may be covered. Housing is not provided but assistance to obtain housing may be provided.

Contact us
Please send a CV and cover letter with “Scientific Publication Expert” in the subject line of your email to Julia M. Schumann, Managing Editor & Author Support Manager, at jschumann [at]

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
  • Information and Computing Sciences
    • Computation Theory and Mathematics
    • Computer Software
    • Computer Hardware
    • Numerical and Computational Mathematics
    • Network Information Systems
  • Medical and Health Sciences
    • Dentistry
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Forensic Sciences
    • Medical Technology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Optometry
    • Otolaryngology
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Surgery


Make it happen

Process for freelance editor applications