General information

Thank you for visiting this site. If you have material that needs 'native checking' and rewriting for correspondence, publication, or public presentation, you've come to the right place. I have thirty-one years' experience of rewriting technical material for major Japanese corporations, freelance translators, doctors, researchers, and translation agencies. All are regular and repeat customers.

My charge per word for rewriting Word files is ¥7. (See my Services and Charges page for more information.) If you are located in Japan, the time difference between the UK and Japan allows me to complete your work overnight. Confidentiality is guaranteed.

Payment can be done by ordinary transfer to my Sumitomo Mitsui Bank account in Osaka.

Even if you don't need my services today, bookmark this site! You can check if I'm free at any time by clicking the Availability tab above.

In 2019 I completed 411 jobs for 15 clients, under the subject headings of Agriculture & Fisheries, Art, Music, Literature, Biological research, Chemistry, Computing, Electronics, Environmental, General administration, Human resources, Legal documents, Manufacturing, Marketing and publicity, Materials and nano research, Mathematics, Medical research, Mental health, Patents, Pharmaceuticals, Photonics, Social sciences and education, and Technical manuals. For subject matters I've covered so far this year, scroll down to see my recent work history.

About me

Name: Eric Sheldon

Born: 1956

Nationality: UK

Address: Oakhill, Llandygwydd, Cardigan SA43 2QR, UK

Tel: [+44] 1239 682725



Qualifications and experience

B.Sc. (Hons) in Biological Sciences, UK, 1978

Taught English in Osaka 1980 - 1992 (Panasonic, Kansai Gaidai)

Relocated to the UK in 1992

Rewriting work: 1988 - present

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Recent work history

313 jobs so far in 2020

I've checked scientific papers for publication most recently in (and for)…

NARO-KU-FFTC Joint Symposium 2020

IEEE International Conference on Communications 2021

International Symposium on Robotics 2021

Journal of Engineering Optimization

The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine

Nano Energy

Microbiology Resource Announcements

World Journal of Clinical Cases

Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (5)

Japan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Physical Review Applied

Materials Science and Engineering A

Scientific Reports

Journal of Investigative Dermatology

The Journal of Pharmacy Practice

IPC 2020: 32nd International Congress of Psychology

Nature (Scientific Reports)

Scripta Materialia

Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research Conference 2020

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA

Marine Policy

Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering

Journal of Human Genetics

Psychological Reports

Surface Science

Sustainable Energy & Fuels

Less recent:

    Acta Crystallographica (Section B)

    ACS Nano

    American Chemical Society Journals

    American Journal of Human Genetics

    American Journal of Pathology

    American Journal of Physiology

    Analytical Sciences

    Annals of Thoracic Surgery

    Applied Catalysis B

    Applied Physics Letters


    Asia Science and Technology Portal

    ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging

    Atmospheric Environment


    Behavioral Ecology


    Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications


    Biological Control

    Biophysical Journal


    BioPsychoSocial Medicine    

    Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry

    Biosphere Conservation

    Brain Research

    British Journal of Cancer

    Bulletin of the Fisheries Research Agency (Japan)

    Bulletin of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers

    California Management Review

    Canadian Journal of Mathematics


    Chemical Engineering Transactions

    Chemistry - An Asian Journal

    Chemistry and Biology




    CIRP Annals

    Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

    Ecological Entomology

    Electrochemistry Communications

    Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata

    Entomological Science

    Environmental Science and Technology

    Experimental and Applied Acarology


    Food Chemistry

    Food Microbiology

    Forest Ecology and Management

    Genome Announcements

    Grassland Science

    Hitotsubashi Business Review

    IEICE Communications Expresss 

    IEICE Transactions on Electronics

    IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science

    Insect Molecular Biology

    Inorganic Chemistry

    Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences Archives

    Japan Society of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery    

    Japanese Circulation Journal

    Japanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology 

    Japanese Journal of Applied Physics

    Japanese Journal of Equine Science

    Japanese Journal of Farm Work Research

    Japanese Society of Fisheries Science

    Japan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

    Journal de Chimie Physique et de Physico-Chimie Biologique

    Journal of Alloys and Compounds

    Journal of the American Ceramic Society

    Journal of the American Chemical Society

    Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis

    Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

    Journal of Applied Entomology

    Journal of Applied Physics

    Journal of Biological Chemistry

    Journal of Cell Science

    Journal of Clinical Microbiology

    Journal of Crystal Growth

    Journal of Economic Entomology

    Journal of Experimental Biology

    Journal of General Virology

    Journal of Information Processing

    Journal of the Japan Diabetes Society

    Journal of Membrane Science

    Journal of Molecular Liquids

    Journal of Molluscan Studies

    Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

    Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology

    Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

    Journal of Physical Chemistry

    Journal of Proteome Research

    Journal of the City Planning Institute of Japan

    Journal of the Japanese Wildlife Research Society

    Journal of the Society for Art and Science

    Journal of Tropical Forest Science

    Journal of Physics

    Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation

    Lab on a Chip


    Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics (Springer, 2014)

    Materials Express

    Materials Letters

    Materials Science and Engineering A

    Medical Tribune

    Nano Letters


    Nature Chemistry

    Nature Materials

    Nature Photonics



    New Phytologist

    Nippon Hôshasen Gijutsu Gakki Zasshi

    Oecologia, Behavioral Ecology  Plant Cell    

    Plant, Cell and Environment

    Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture    

    Plant Disease

    Plant Physiology Preview


    Psychoanalytic Inquiry

    Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology


    Rice Genetics Newsletter

    Science Direct

    Schizophrenia Research

    Sensors and Actuators A

    Society and Natural Resources

    Surface Science    


    Systematic and Applied Microbiology


    The Biological Bulletin

    The Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery

    The Plant Cell

    The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine

    Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases

    Water Research

    Water Science and Technology

    Yamagata Saiseikan Medical Journal

    Zoological Science

Recent and Upcoming Conferences and Symposia

    IPOMY (The Second International Conference of Polymeric and Organic Materials at Yamagata University, 2019)

    KEER 2020

    7th International Symposium on Environmental Sociology in East Asia (2019)

    Asia-Pacific Gout Consortium Annual Meeting (APG 2019)

    3rd International Conference on Econometrics and Statistics (EcoSta 2019)

    SETAC Toronto (2019)

    31st International Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition

Organizations, Institutes, and Corporations

    Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres (Paris)

    Aeon Bank

    Atomic Energy Society of Japan

    Chiba Institute of Technology

    Chiba Prefectural Agricultural College

    Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.

    Design Management Institute

    Food and Agricultural Materials Inspection Center (Japan)

    Hitachi Automative Systems, Ltd.

    Honeybee Science Research Center, Tokyo

    Institute for Psychosocial Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis

    Janssen Pharmaceutical KK

    Japan Food Research Laboratories

    Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences

    Japan Psychoanalytical Association

    Japan Racing Association

    Japan Science and Technology Agency

    Japan Sewage Works Agency

    Japan Society of Medical Physics

    Japan Society for Vascular Failure    

    Japanese Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics

    Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing

    Jpn. Appl. Entomol. Zool., Chugoku Branch

    Kanagawa University of Human Services    

    Kansai Electric Power Company

    Kobe University Graduate School of Science and Technology

    Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd.

    Miyagi University School of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

    Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

    Nakagawa Hume Pipe Industrial Co., Ltd.

    NARO Agricultural Research Center (Japan)

    National Defense Medical College (Japan)

    National Diet Library (Japan)

    National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan)

    National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences (Japan)

    National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)

    National Institute of Animal Health (Japan)

    National Institute for Materials Science (Japan)    

    National Maritime Research Institute (Japan)

    National Research Institute of Fisheries Science (Japan)

    NEXCO-Maintenance Tohoku Company Ltd.

    Osaka Chamber of Commerce

    Otsuka Chemical Co., Ltd.

    Panasonic Corporation


    Research Center for Material Cycles and Waste Management, Tsukuba, Japan

    Ritsumeikan University Graduate School

    Technology Research Institute of Osaka Prefecture

    The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan

    The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE)

    The Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing

    The Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan

    Tôbu Department Store    

    Tokyo Medical and Dental University

    Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

    The Turbomachinery Society of Japan

    University of Tsukuba Institute of Psychology

    Yamagata University School of Nursing

    Yokohama Soei University

© Eric Sheldon 2020