Neil Wood qualified as a teacher in 1984. He has taught general and Business English to adult learners in France, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Czech Republic, and the UK. He has a Diploma in TEFL and an MA from King's College, London. Since 1994 he has worked at Oxford University Press, where he edits Business English and English for Specific Purposes titles.

He is the author of Business and Commerce and Tourism and Catering in the Workshop series, published by Oxford University Press.