Who We Are
Established by researchers, ACS offers a range of support options to individuals, educational and governmental institutions and companies.
David and Matthew met through shared research interests and they have worked together professionally for more than a decade. They and their specialist partners have extensive backgrounds in the humanities and social sciences, but they also work across a range of disciplines and policy areas. We bring academic expertise across to the public and private sectors (for example, with our specialist CPD options on countering extremism), while we also help academics and their institutions achieve their own goals.
Our academic-focused services include:
We are based in Oxford, UK and we are confident we can find a solution to your needs. To find out more please see our bios and testimonials below.
Professor Matthew Feldman
Matthew is Emeritus Professor in the Modern History of Ideas and Director of the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right. He is a Professorial Fellow at the University of York and Richmond, the American International University in London, and has held fellowships at the Universities of Birmingham, Northampton, Oxford and through HEFCE. He has written or edited more than 20 books and published more than 40 scholarly articles or book chapters, in addition to directing various research groups and networks. Matthew is a leading analyst on radical-right extremism and he has consulted widely for government, policing and prosecution services in Britain, alongside several third sector and non-governmental institutions. He continues to write for various media outlets on a range of subjects relating to cultural and ideological radicalism.
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Dr David Tucker
David's research background is English Literature, Philosophy, Film and Visual Art. He has published his work with Oxford University Press, Edinburgh University Press, Bloomsbury, Palgrave, Rodopi and others and he has taught at the Universities of Oxford, London and Sussex. David has extensive editorial and curatorial experience and brings a keen editor’s eye to his proofreading work. As well as co-directing ACS David teaches in the department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London, and he continues to work on his research projects and writing.
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Who We Work With
"Professor Matthew Feldman served as my advisor over several academic projects and assisted greatly in editorial work on my academic papers and doctoral dissertation. His command of language and knowledge of modern history in particular are awe-inspiring. As English is not my native language, Matthew worked with me extensively over Skype to listen carefully to my arguments, so he could help me craft the right message, as well as pushing me to more boldness and excellence when it came to the written versions of those arguments. Matthew helped me create stronger and more coherent written arguments, adding a needed layer of editorial command without compromising my authentic voice and ideas. I highly recommend the talented and brilliant Matthew Feldman!"
— Dr Eliot Assoudeh
"Professor Feldman is not only a leading scholar in his field but is also a superb copy-editor. His methodical, thorough and friendly approach has been, and continues to be, an asset to my educational journey. He is genuinely interested in the work of his students and regularly exceeds their expectations. Coming from a literary background, Matt’s excellent proofreading and copy-writing skills have not only significantly enhanced the structure of my thesis but has also improved my writing ability considerably. Matthew will be a huge benefit to those who acquire his services."
— Rob May, 3rd Year PhD. student
"I had the pleasure of working with Dr David Tucker for my Ph.D. thesis. He was always very careful and provided very clear and useful suggestions. All I can say is that I am very glad to have worked with David. He met my deadlines and edited my thesis, the service provided is excellent and I recommend him to anyone who is seeking editing services."
— Dr Pavneet Kaur
"David Tucker was a diligent and able editor of The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory and through his term of office demonstrated an acute ability to handle articles with care and attention and also adhere tightly to the publication schedule. I am sure he will bring the same rigour to his new editing business."
— Clare Morton, Senior Publisher, Oxford University Press
How can I be sure you'll do a good job?
Please take a look at our list of partner organisations and our testimonials. We are confident you will be fully satisfied with our work; we tailor each job is to individual requirements, so please talk to us about any specific needs you might have.
I trust ACS, but how do I know your subcontractor/external copyeditor/etc. is as good?
We have worked with our partner organisations and colleagues for a number of years and we trust them entirely.
How much do you charge?
Because each job is different this is a tricky one, but we have rates for each of the services we offer and we’re happy to discuss these with you. Please send us some info on your particular requirements and we’ll be happy to provide you a quote.
Do you work weekends/important holidays?
We try not to, but we also understand that sometimes deadlines might require it, so please talk to us about your particular requirements and we’ll be able to arrange something that suits.
How can I pay you?
We accept bank transfers and we can invoice an individual, an institution or a company directly.
What are your subject specialisms?
Typically, David and Matthew work in humanities subjects, particularly Politics, English Literature, History, Philosophy, Film, Visual Art as well as in Bibliographical, Editorial, Archival, Digital and Curatorial methodologies. However, we are more than happy to discuss your requirements whatever your field; our services can be of help in the ‘harder’ sciences as well.
Do you have any job opportunities?
Quite possibly. Please get in touch with a description of your particular skillset and we’ll be happy to have a chat.