Academic Freelance Editors

Job type: Contract

Scientific Language is looking for experienced freelance editors who are native English professionals to expand our business services. Most of our clients are researchers and professors working in Japanese research institutes or universities.


● Position: Editor

● Employment Term: Contract

Note: Since this is freelance position, and not employment, job hours are flexible.

● Requirements:

・People who are native English speakers

・Be reachable and quick response by e-mail (we mainly make contact with editors from 9:00am to 18:00JST (UTC+9) on weekdays which is our office hours.)

・Familiarity with the style and conventions followed in academic writing

● Job description (If you have any of the following editing experiences, we welcome your application.)

・Academic documents such as research papers to meet specific journal requirements

・Website related to universities/institutes

・Brochure related to research institutes

・Regulations/guidelines related to universities/institutes

・internal documents such as reports, recommendation letters, etc.

・Products manual or catalog

・Official Certificate

● Preferred:

・Understanding the difference between US and UK English well

・Having the master’s or doctoral degree (or equivalent)

・Having experience in editing more than 3 years

● Editing Rates: 4 JPY or more per one word of the original document

(To be discussed depending on the result of the trial)


The number of words of each manuscript is varied depending on clients’ writing, between around from 100 or less to 6,000 words or more.

*Other details will be shared after the application is shortlisted.


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