Quality is more than just a word to us and even more than a principle. The famous industrialist Henry Ford once stated that quality means doing it right when no one is looking, which is close to the view of classic Greek philosopher Aristotle who stated that quality is not an act, it is a habit. In fact, if you take it as seriously as we do and think about it as much as we do, then you will find that quality is a process that ideally becomes a natural part of your thinking and therefore of your actions as well—which means that both of them will be good and right—but quality is even more. From starting out more than ten years ago, ACAD WRITE has made the idea of delivering the best quality a major motivation behind all our actions, and the goal has never been to just keep our standards, but to keep improving steadily while we are growing. Which is just what we did.
Our Quality Managers
Dr. Bettina Küpper-Latusek
Dr. Bettina Küpper-Latusek has completed a series of academic projects including publications in her focus areas of political science, philosophy, history and business administration. For our ombudswoman, who holds a doctorate in philosophy, interdisciplinary questions are among the preferred method accesses in research. Specialist and management coaching, as well as the editing of various newsletters and online portals, round up her profile. Furthermore, Dr. Küpper-Latusek has many years’ experience as a lecturer in business and economics and in German as a foreign language.
Dr. Mag. Doris Liebwald
Dr. Doris Liebwald holds a doctorate in law as well as degrees in political science, and cultural and social anthropology. As an academic author, she regularly contributes articles to scientific journals. Thus far, she has published over 50 works about various topics, ranging from Internet governance to EU and data protection law. Twice, the versatile academic has been honored with the Marie Curie Prize and looks back at lectureships at numerous universities. Furthermore, Dr. Liebwald holds qualifications in statistics, rhetoric, presentation and negotiation techniques.
Dr. Herbert Jost-Hof
Dr. Herbert Jost-Hof holds a degree as well as a doctorate in ethnology from the Philipps University in Marburg. His research focus is reflected in his publications centering topics in the area of sociology, education as well as communication between media culture and senior management. Besides his job as quality manager and ombudsman, Dr. Jost-Hof has been working as author, journalist, artist, and lecturer for many years, among other things for the training academy for the professional care of the sick and the elderly (Bildungsakademie für Alten- und Krankenpflege) in Dortmund.
Quality needs attention and communication
Everyone working at or for ACAD WRITE plays an active and responsible role in the process that we call quality management, which aims at nothing less than excellence in everything we do. If you want to improve, you need feedback. And if you are a part of a system, your view on it is limited to the inside. Our clients reflect the outside view and support us in our efforts. The administrative staff of ACAD WRITE, the experts working for our company, and the clients who provide us with feedback, give us pointers as to how to expand our services. This is the cornerstone of our quest for excellence. With our ProQualitas assurance and with a group of competent specialists who act as ombudsmen, we have established a support system that sets a framework to the quality process and keeps it steady.
Tilmann Wörner studied sociology, business and economics at the University of Heidelberg. After his studies, he deepened his knowledge in his special interest areas with an additional qualification as a PR consultant. Scientific publications with a focus on interdisciplinary research approaches to economic topics round up his academic profile.
M. Sc. Matthias Schenk
M. Sc. Matthias Schenk studied biology and biochemistry with a special focus on mouse and human genetics, aging processes and dementia at the University of Halle. After completing his studies, he worked as a research associate at a number of universities across the country for a few years, before he started his degree in philosophy at the distance-learning university in Hagen. His research focus lies on human and nursing science, biology and chemistry.
Dr. Holger Granz
Dr. Holger Granz did his degree in chemistry at the University of Oldenburg, history at the universities in Oldenburg and Marburg and his doctorate in philosophy and history at the University of Wuppertal. He has published papers on interdisciplinary projects in the areas of philosophy and natural sciences – these subjects are also his focus areas as a quality manager in various departments.
Dr. Sandra Reichstetter
In the course of her career, Dr. Sandra Reichstetter has committed herself to research cellular immunology. She spent eight years as a leading researcher at PharmaIN Corp., Seattle, USA, and six years as a doctoral student at the Benaroya Research Institute. During her time there, she researched the role of TH1-type t helper and regular t cells in the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases. Dr. Reichstetter holds a doctorate in immunology and genetics, a Bachelor of Science in zoology and biochemistry, and has been the leading researcher in numerous start-ups in the biotechnology sector, for which she received NIH-funded scholarships. With her immense expertise in medical research and science, Dr. Reichstetter is not only an extraordinarily competent quality manager in the field of chemistry, biology, medical writing and statistical analysis but also the main correspondent of ACAD WRITE in the USA.
In her adopted hometown Bayreuth, Katharina Ströhl studied German and history as main subjects and intercultural German studies as a minor subject. After completing her degree, she remained faithful to the University of Bayreuth as doctoral student. Since 2015, she has been working as a freelance author in the fields of literature, educational sciences and history. As a quality manager and ombudswoman, Katharina Ströhl is responsible for the subject areas of educational sciences and literature. One of her main centers of interest is modern German literature.
Jennifer K. Schmitz
Jennifer Schmitz holds a Master of Arts in German philology, sinology (modern China), and modern and medieval history. To deepen her sinological language and cultural studies, she spent one study year at the University of Yangzhou in China. She wrote her master’s thesis in German philology at the Department for German, Scandinavian and Dutch at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, where she also spent a semester as a research scholar. A second master’s degree in American studies with a focus on politics, history and post-colonialism followed, with the aim to do a doctorate in this field.
Dr. Birte Schumann
Dr. Birte Schumann has been working for two scientific publishers where she has coordinated numerous academic publications. She studied law at the University of Greifswald and at the University of Edinburgh and holds degrees in real estate economics as well as business administration from the VWA Berlin. In 2011, she completed her doctorate at the University of Potsdam. As an editor in the field of law and business administration with a focus on building rights, environmental law, management and financial reporting, she coordinated various book series and over 100 monographies. As the executive editor in the subject area of environmental law, building law and real estate tax law, she was responsible for the development and production of four law journals.
Mag. Jürgen Pretsch
Jürgen Pretsch, who has a degree in psychology from the University of Graz, can look back on a variety of different research projects. His research centres HR management and staff selection, digital transformation and other areas related to the “human-technology-organisation cluster”. However, Mr. Pretsch doesn’t only work on these points of intersection from an academic but also from a practical point of view: As the managing director of ERC Experience Research & Consulting, he is also active as a management consultant and committed to the same topic. As a quality manager, he is responsible for the subject areas of psychology, business administration, social sciences and statistics.
Mag. Gerald Oswald
Gerald Oswald has had an eventful life. He completed his apprenticeships as an industrial electrician and as a media designer before he decided to go to night school to get his high school diploma. He then studied information systems at the University of Linz. Mr. Oswald worked as web designer and programmer for seven years. Since early 2016, he has been working as a ghostwriter.
Thomas Nemet and his team
Thomas Nemet (PhD) founded ACAD WRITE in 2004 and to this day is the driving force behind our company. Together with an experienced customer support team and our well-trained call agents, he manages the everyday operations and personally calculates the pricing of all individual quotes. Of course, ACAD WRITE would not be complete without the excellent work of the countless authors, experts and senior editors who lie at the heart of our company and deserve a special mention on this page.