Author Community Outreach
Worldwide, Edanz is recognized as the author-centric English editing company. We focus on providing a variety of services, free and paid for, to authors for whom English is not their first language. We aim to help these authors achieve their publication goals by giving them tools, helpful materials and training seminars to overcome barriers to publication.
Seminars and Workshops
Our author community outreach program already delivers training seminars worldwide: in Japan, China, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Brazil, USA, India, South Korea and Turkey. In the coming year more authors in these countries and many others will have access to these training programs. Most are delivered in cooperation with our publishing partners; Springer, BioMed Central and AIP. These seminars and training workshops have a variety of subject focuses, from how to write a world-class manuscript to the publication process.
We develop and deliver tools (our Journal Selector for example), materials (visit the Springer Author Academy developed by Edanz), and training seminars and workshops to authors who might not otherwise have access to the resources that are available in countries where English is the native language.
Our success as an English editing service, and the level of success of our author outreach program, is measured by the extent of your publication success.
Edanz was established in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1995. We have now prepared 80,000+ manuscripts for submission to 5,000+ journals for 10,000+ clients in Japan and 8,000+ in China and worldwide. Edanz has always been the leading language editing innovator. We focus on helping non-native English speaking authors get their research accepted for international publication.
Edanz was the first English language editing company worldwide to:
- offer a 3 day standard & 1 day express service - 1996
- go online - 1998
- provide author training seminars in Japan and China - 2005 (training seminars now in Brazil, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Iran and India)
- be registered in China - 2006 (in 2012 still the only one)
- introduce higher level publication services for authors: Journal Selection, Cover Letter Development, Expert Scientific Review, Abstract Development, Author-guided Rewriting, and Response Letter Editing - 2008
- be exclusively recommended by Springer, AIP and Biomed Central - 2011
- give authors free journal selection tools - 2011 (China) - 2012 (worldwide)
What makes Edanz different
Scientists and academics face a harsh reality: ‘Publish or Perish’. As president of Edanz, I make a commitment to all of our clients. Our resources are there to help authors whose first language is not English achieve acceptance for publication. Edanz has four important features:
- First, transparency - the profiles of our expert editors are on our website.
- Second, we were the first company in the language editing industry to offer authors services that go beyond just editing.
- Third, we provide authors free resources that can enhance your chances of acceptance.
- Fourth, we are, and always will be, innovators of new services and tools that help you, the author, get published. An example is the Edanz Journal Advisor platform and its Journal Selector tool.
I am proud of the achievements of our worldwide team of editors and the staff in our Japan and China offices. Authors using Edanz services can be confident that their paper will have the best possible chance of publication. I personally guarantee the quality of our work.
Edanz Group Japan
The Fukuoka, Japan office is the home base of the Edanz founder and President, Kerry Greer; the Japan Managing Director, Tom da Costa; and Japan Finance Director, Kyoko Tonomura. The in-house Senior Editor team of Dr. Jeffrey Robens, Ms. Amanda Hindle, Dr. William Yajima, Dr Sean Mathai, Dr Andrew Jackson, Mr. Mark Kurban and Mr. Mike Pack is also based in Fukuoka, as are Scott Wysong, Chris Norman, Benjamin Frenchman, Andrew Stow, Adam Geib, Ayli Chong and Rebecca Maxwell, our Quality Control Editors.
Luis Garcia, our IT Quality Assurance specialist, is based here in Fukuoka and works in conjunction with our Beijing, China-based IT team. Bilingual support staff for our author clients include Satoko Muta, Atsumi Suenaga, Emi Maeda, Naomi Yonekura, Mina Hirai, Kaoru Ishibashi, Mio Fujiki, Megumi Hara and Satomi Eguchi. Ryoko Nakamura, assisted by Akiko Kawamoto, is in charge of client invoicing and payments for Japanese and Global clients. Yukari Taki fills IT administration, support and marketing roles. All Edanz Group support staff are fluent in English as well as their native Japanese.
Find out more about Edanz staff here.
Edanz Group China - 理文编辑
The Beijing, China office is managed by the Edanz China Director, Benjamin Shaw. Rachael Lee oversees customer service support and relations with assistance from Yu Huihui, Yue Lin, and Yuan Chonglin. Qi Ying and Chelsea Ross are in charge of marketing. Zhang Yu, assisted by Maggie Li, is responsible for client invoicing and payments.
Edanz's core IT team is also based in Beijing. Led by Systems Director Richard Parris, the Systems Team includes: Ye Xing, responsible for networks and infrastructure and assisted by Zhang Guangtong; developers Jing Long and Sealence Shao, assisted by Song Jiangfeng; and Forrest Biswas, Natural Language Processing expert.
Edanz has achieved a lot since 1995. However, most notable are not the physical achievements such as being the first to go online or to localize in China, it is the sense of trust our author clients have in the quality of the work we do for them. Every month about 85% of the work we do is for repeat clients. More than 400 authors have each sent us over 20 manuscripts.
Another achievement we are proud of is the team that is Edanz. As well as the more than 400 expert editors, our team includes 31 staff in the Fukuoka office and 21 in Beijing. Everyone in the Edanz team is focused on the goal of helping authors get published. Our 17 years of experience and our editing quality mean that Edanz is widely regarded as the “gold standard” English editing service.