English Editing Researcher Services

Edanz Freelance Medical Writer

Edanz is seeking an experienced freelance medical writer with verifiable writing experience. We offer flexible hours, remote working, competitive rates, and the opportunity to work on a wide variety of therapeutic areas together with a friendly, efficient team. This is a freelance opportunity; a contracted role may be available for the right candidate.  


Duties include: 

  • Developing high-quality scientific manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals from raw materials (CSR, protocol, SAP, TLF) and bullet point key messages supplied by the client  

  • Reviewing manuscript drafts for scientific accuracy, flow, and logic and ensuring that the content meets the communicated objectives and specifications 

  • Incorporating feedback from project managers, fellow writers, and reviewers, as well as feedback from the client/author(s)  

  • Working within the scope and budget of the project 

  • Researching medical and scientific topics using appropriate information sources to support literature review development (as stand-alone manuscripts or as background/discussion text to put research into context) and ideas generation 

  • Promptly and clearly communicating with project managers and other team members 

We are also looking for writers who can: 

  • Develop protocols, CSRs and work on regulatory writing projects  

  • Develop publication plans and prepare landscape assessment reports (SWOT, gap analyses, market intelligence) 


Please apply if you have all of the requirements below: 

  • A degree in biomedical sciences, MD, and/or PhD preferred 

  • Previous medical writing experience gained within a medical communications agency, CRO, or pharma setting 

  • Writing samples where you were acknowledged as a medical writer 


Skills needed: 

  • Strong written communication skills 

  • High-level analytical skills to interpret and evaluate technical information 

  • Dependability and ability to complete tasks by the deadline 

  • Ability to work across time zones 

  • Excellent workload planning and time management skills 

  • Attention to detail 

  • Computer literacy 

  • Adaptability to respond to changing requirements 


What do we offer? 

  • The opportunity to work with a highly qualified team of researchers, project managers, and publication support professionals who take pride in the quality of work we produce 

  • Structured working processes and a commitment to transparency and publication ethics. We always advocate for our writers to be appropriately acknowledged, where applicable  

  • Constructive feedback to support your continued professional development as a medical writer 

  • Flexibility – choose a working pattern that is best for you 

Competitive salary; rate negotiable commensurate with experience 

About us: 

As part of the M3 group, Edanz is a Japan-based company focused on delivering high-quality scientific and biomedical manuscript publication support services and specialized research support services.   

Edanz provides scientific and language support 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.  


How to apply: 

To apply, please send your CV and writing samples to Laura Luse, Editorial Resource Coordinator, at freelancers [at] edanz.com. 

We select and support applicants irrespective of their gender, nationality, religion, disabilities, age, cultural background or sexual identity. However, please understand that, owing to the large number of applications, unsuccessful applicants may not receive a response.