Necessity of proofreading in Japanese writing

Japanese is extremely intricate language. This language uses some type of character set; kanji, hiragana, katakana, alphabet, Arabic numeral, and these sets are combined to build a sentence according to strict rules. Hiragana and katakana consist of 46 characters respectively. These character sets are the same in pronunciation, but different in writing. Kanji consists of a huge number of characters. Over two thousand of kanji characters exist for ordinary use and these characters also have over four thousand of pronunciation in use, which are classified into onyomi style and kunyomi style. In onyomi style kanji character is accompanied by hiragana. Kanji can be replaced by hiragana or katakana, e.g. “protein” is expressed with “蛋白質”, or “たんぱく質”, or “タンパク質”. It is important to use it properly. Kanji is used for numeric character, but Arabic numeral is also used depending on the situation, e.g. “二人” or “2人”. Thus, Janapese language is intricate and difficult to write correctly for non-native speaker.

Another reason of difficulty in writing of Japanese is based on the Japanese temperament. Most Japanese people are particular about accuracy in any matter compared to any other people in the world. This is also applicable to evaluation of sentence. Japanese people tend to be sensitive to the slightest mistake.

Our proofreading service

In our proofreading service, we check your document for spelling mistakes, grammar, punctuation, consistency and clarity of meaning, and make it correct. We convert Japanese of any document submitted to us to Japanese of high quality at the level of well-educated Japanese speakers.

You can submit any type of document such as business document, personal writing, technical documtnt including academic or scientific document.

This is an international, web-based service, and you can submit a proofreading job from any country.



What countries is the service available in?

This is an international, web-based service, and you can submit a proofreading job form any country.

What file formats can I send you?

Acceptable file formats are Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Pdf and text file.

What type of documents can you proofread and edit?

We proofread and edit all kinds of documents, e.g. general business documents, personal letters, websites, manuals, technical documents, academic papers, etc.

How do I order your services?

First, request an estimate prior to order here, and we will estimate the fee and the turnaround time based on your document. If you agree with the price and delivery time, we start the job immediately.


On what basis do you charge?

Proofreading charges are determined on the basis of a character count of your document. The price list is shown here.

Do you charge for an estimate?

No. There is never a charge for an estimate.

How do I request an estimate?

You can get a free estimate by filling in our online form here.


How do I pay?

We accept payment through Paypal.

When do I need to pay?

The payment must be made no later than 21 days after you have received the file from us.

Turnaround time

How long will the proofreading process take?

It depends upon the number of charactors in the document to be edited.
The typical turnaround chart is below.

Document Size Turnaround time
up to 5,000 characters 3 working days
up to 10,000 characters 5 working days
up to 15,000 characters 7 working days
over 15,000 characters ask for estimate