We are Experts in Academic Papers

28 Years of Experience You Can Trust

FORTE is Japan's leading science communications company. We specialize in providing personalized high-quality rewriting and translation services to Japanese doctors, researchers, scientists and engineers in the academic and corporate sectors. Our clients repeatedly choose FORTE based on our rapid response and high quality work, ability to meet specific client requirements and total commitment to client satisfaction.

Our Services

1. Manuscript Preparation

  • Abstract Editing
  • Manuscript Editing
  • Translation
  • General Editing
  • Abstract Creation

2. At Submission

  • Cover Letter Creation
  • Pre-Submission Review
  • Online Proxy Submission

3. Post-Submission

  • Revised Paper Editing
  • Reviewer Comments Check
  • Response to Reviewers Check
  • Proxy Journal Editor Contact
  • Rebuttal Letter Editing

Presentation Services

  • Presentation Editing
  • Audio Recording
  • Presentation Rehearsal

Additional Services

  • Instructions to Authors Check
  • Native Check Letter Issuance

Other Services

  • Letter Rewriting
  • CV Rewriting
  • FORTE Editor Consultation
  • Transcription
  • Rush Work

Translation

Our specialist translators are professionals with years of industry experience, many of whom have PhDs, MDs and are certified/licensed professionals who will help you produce a document that expresses your intended meaning accurately and clearly. Before the translation is returned to you, one of our specialist editors will edit/rewrite the translation as necessary, to ensure consistency of language and logical flow, and will provide suggestions for improving the final version of the document when necessary. Throughout the translation process you will have the opportunity to "polish" the document and return it for further editing.

Rewriting

In addition to many of our editors holding advanced degrees, certifications, or licenses and being published authors, our editors are professional native speakers of English, and have strong academic backgrounds with many years of experience in their respective fields. You can be confident that your paper or abstract will be rewritten by a specialist in the field who is skilled in science communications.


Our specialist editors will edit/rewrite your text to a publication-worthy level of English. Please inform us of your specific needs with respect to submission target (journal, presentation, website, internal document, brochure, or patient questionnaire), style (British or American spelling and grammar, or the use of first-person versus third-person), target audience (specialist or general), and extent of rewriting (substantive, standard, or light grammar check).


We can work directly in most editable electronic file formats, or on "physical paper" if the need arises. We can also rewrite TEX documents without disrupting the TEX format, thus saving you valuable time in manuscript preparation.

Employment at FORTE

We have high expectations of all members on the FORTE team as that is what it takes to be the best. We strive to provide exceptional levels of service for our customers and thereby create an exceptional service experience. Every member of the FORTE team brings unique skills, strengths, and perspectives to the workplace. Together we share a common set of values that continue to propel our company to higher levels of success. FORTE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate with respect to nationality, creed, religion, sex, age, race or sexual orientation.


We are:

  • Passionate about achieving success for the authors we support
  • Innovative about ways to deliver greater value to our customers
  • Creative problem solvers oriented to provide excellent service to our customers
  • Responsible, professional, and take pride in our integrity
  • Respectful of our roles, talents, and differences
  • Strong communicators who are energized by collaborating in teams
  • Committed to making our company the leader in science communications
  • Dedicated to our personal growth and professional development

** We accept applications for editors in all backgrounds. We are actively seeking rewriters with medical backgrounds for case studies, abstracts, medical research and clinical trials.**

In-house Editors (part-time and full-time)

We edit research papers for authors preparing for publication in English language academic journals. Applicants should have a strong background in science, excellent written communication skills and a keen eye for detail. FORTE works with doctors, scientists and engineers from the Japanese academic and corporate sectors. We are looking for team players who can work in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment. Japanese language ability is not required for in-house editor positions, but can be an asset.

Freelance Editors

Our freelance editors work on an independent contractor basis. Applicants should have a strong background in science, excellent written communication skills and a keen eye for detail. Editing jobs will comprise research papers, presentations, abstracts, and other documents written by doctors, scientists and engineers. Freelance editors must be reliable and take pride in their work. Japanese language ability is not required.

In-house Translators (full-time)

We are looking for translators with a strong background in science who are capable of translating abstracts and journal articles from Japanese to English.

Freelance Translators

We are looking for Japanese-to-English translators with a strong background in science. FORTE works with doctors, scientists and engineers from the Japanese academic and corporate sectors, and handles various types of documents including abstracts, journal articles, and manuals.

** We are actively seeking translators with medical backgrounds (particularly surgery and dentistry) and CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Control). **

Freelance Medical Writers

Forte is accepting applications from writers with backgrounds in medicine, biochemistry, molecular biology, and immunology.


Requirements

  • Advanced degree and/or graduate-level work experience
  • Extensive experience writing or editing clinical study reports, protocols, clinical summaries, research papers, Common Technical Documents, regulatory applications, and manuals at established biomedical and/or pharmaceutical companies
  • Research experience and publications, including presentations at conferences
  • Previous experience rewriting/proofreading academic papers, abstracts and technical documents
  • Excellent academic English and/or Japanese writing skills, attention to detail, consistency of style, and adherence to regulatory guidelines and terms
  • Extensive experience and familiarity with medical terms, guidelines and databases, such as MedDRA, APA, AMA, ICH and others
  • Extensive knowledge of drug development processes and related documentation

Freelance Technical Writers

Forte is accepting applications from writers with backgrounds in engineering, chemistry, physics, electronics, mechanics, and earth sciences.


Requirements

  • Advanced degree and/or graduate-level work experience
  • Previous experience with technical writing, rewriting/proofreading technical documents, instruction manuals, patents, academic papers, and abstracts
  • Ability to write concisely and accurately, with diligent attention to details
  • Research experience and publications, including presentations at conferences
  • Excellent academic English and/or Japanese writing skills and attention to detail with consistent style and use of technical terms

Freelance Commercial Copywriters

Forte is accepting applications from highly specialized commercial copywriters.


Requirements

  • Extensive experience creating or editing advertising and promotional materials, catalogs, and other marketing materials
  • Excellent written English and/or Japanese, creativity, and communication skills, with attention to detail and consistency of style
  • Ability to ensure factual accuracy of contents, and maintain strict adherence to ethical business and advertising practices