Derek Philip-Xu

Junior Copywriter , Refreshing Copy Available for work

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I have over eight years of international print and digital publishing experience and have recently established Refreshing Copy so that I can provide both copywriting and editorial services on a freelance basis.

I have had a varied career to date - a Chartered Surveyor, English Teacher, Development Editor and Commissioning Editor. These roles have not only been based in the UK but also Japan (5 years), Spain (2 years) and China (6 years). During this time, I have completed a Masters in Education (Applied Linguistics) and a Masters in Educational Research. I am currently studying for a Diploma in Copywriting.

I am keen to undertake print and digital copywriting, particularly brochures, leaflets, newsletters, corporate reports, press releases, and keyword optimized web articles/blog posts.

Please do let me know how I can be of assistance.


3 Wallingford Way



  • Brochures and leaflets
  • Copy-editing
  • Digital and SEO copywriting
  • PR and Journalism
  • Tone of voice
  • Education
  • Property and interiors
  • Sport, travel and leisure
Qualifications & Awards
Diploma in Copywriting (with Distinction)
Diploma in UX design and writing (in progress)
Master of Education (Applied Linguistics)
Master of Educational Research
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