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



Edanz Group Japan/Liwen Bianji are looking for two full-time, in-house team members to join our Author Support Team, which comprises 10+ in-house staff in our Fukuoka office as well as team members in Tokyo and Beijing. One position will be based in our Fukuoka office and one in our Beijing office.

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

The Author Support Team includes staff from many different countries and backgrounds. Cultural fit with the team and ability to work smoothly in a multicultural environment is a must. Chinese or Japanese language skills are a plus but not required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Native English speaker (must have completed secondary and higher education in an inner circle country) or native Japanese or Chinese speaker with full professional fluency in English.
  • MUST have completed PhD or equivalent degree in life science or physical science prior to April 2018 (ABD or partial completion not accepted)
  • First or primary author of a manuscript published in a peer-reviewed international journal within the last 5 years
  • Experience living abroad



  • Two-plus years of post-doctoral research or teaching experience
  • Degree in biomedical sciences or statistics
  • Peer review and/or journal editorial board experience
  • Current resident in China or Japan for the Beijing and Fukuoka positions, respectively


Skills needed

  • 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
  • Self-starter and able to solve complex problems independently


Location and hours
The two open positions are full-time and based in our Beijing office (Dengshikou Street, Dongcheng District) and Fukuoka, Japan office. Hours are somewhat flexible and work from home up to 20% of working time may be possible.

Paid leave in accordance with Japanese/Chinese law + 2 paid sick days.


Offer package will reflect qualifications, experience and current housing situation.

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] and indicate which location you are applying for (Beijing or Fukuoka).

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.