Derek Philip-Xu

Derek Philip-Xu - Editor Tick

London, UK

Highly experienced ELT development editor and educational researcher.

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I have been a development editor and content developer for the past six years dealing with English language learning materials for global publishers. I have experience in both print and digital materials although am now more heavily involved in digital content development. I hold a Master of Education in Applied Linguistics as well as a Master of Education in practice-based Educational Research.
English (UK)
English (US)
Education & Reference


  • Master of Educational Research
  • Master of Education (Applied Linguistics)

Work experience

Digital Development Editor

Macmillan Publishers
June, 2016 – Present (almost 3 years)

I work as a Digital Development Editor for Macmillan Education, part of the Springer Nature publishing group. I conceptualise, commission and develop digital content for print components (digital student books and online workbooks) as well as the Macmillan English Campus.

Content Development Manager & Development Editor

EF Education First
April, 2012 – April, 2016 (about 4 years)

Worked on both print and digital products for EF Education First’s Kids and Teens schools in China, Russia and Indonesia. The main products included the Frontrunner print and digital series for teenagers and the Small Stars series for young learners.

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