Ambrose Li


  • Are you afraid of being told to turn your LaTeX paper into a Word file?
  • Do you need to translate from Chinese to English?
  • Do you have English text that has been translated from Chinese and want it checked?
  • Do you have layout for Chinese text that has been translated from English that needs to be checked?
  • Do you need layout done?

If you want help in any of these areas, let’s get in touch!


My name is Ambrose and I’m a copy editor, graphic designer and visual artist based in Toronto, Canada. I am a 1.5-generation Hongkonger-Canadian and I read and write Hong Kong Chinese and also speak Cantonese natively.

I studied computer science and inclusive design so I’m fairly familiar with markup languages, including HTML and LaTeX. (If your paper is LaTeX I won’t ask you for a Word file. I’ve worked on LaTeX papers myself and know first-hand how converting LaTeX to Word then back can sometimes destroy your file!)

I also have experience in graphic design, a few craft-based practices (mainly studio ceramics, plus some print­making and book­binding) and IT (programming and system admin­istration).

If your text involves Christian terms in Chinese, I have translated Christian content from Chinese to English and vice versa, and have a reasonable knowledge of both Catholic and Protestant terminologies.

How to reach me


Toronto is in Canada’s “Eastern” time zone, which is currently 4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT−4).

Ambrose’s editing portfolio: A belated #newwwyear
© 2020–2024 Ambrose Li

Designed and coded by Ambrose Li

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Cover art for the following are used with permission:

  • Studio (Craft Ontario) 18, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2023–2024)
  • Studio (Craft Ontario) 18, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 2023)
  • Studio (Craft Ontario) 17, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2022–2023)
  • Studio (Craft Ontario) 17, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 2022)
  • Studio (Craft Ontario) 16, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 2021)
  • Studio (Craft Ontario) 15, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2020–2021)
  • Studio (Craft Ontario) 14, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2019–2020)
  • Studio (Craft Ontario) 13, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2018–19)
  • Active Voice / Voix active (Editors Canada) 37 (Sept. 2017)
  • Living with Viola
  • Age 16
  • Crash Landing
  • Craft Ontario 2018 Stewardship Report

Special thanks to:
We #StandWithUkraine Portrait Studio Pop-up and Anita Kin
Sara Kitaoji


Typeset in Lato, a typeface designed by Łukasz Dziedzic of tyPoland, Poland. Some icons typeset in Open Iconic, an icon set designed by P.J. Onori, Dave Johnson and Ryan Teuscher of Waybury, United States.

Webfonts delivered with Brick, an open-source webfont service designed by Alfred Xing, Canada.

Accessibility statement

This site has been tested for keyboard navigation and with the TalkBack screen reader on Android, although this site is not currently required to comply with WCAG AA in Ontario.

Colour contrast on this site is currently not compliant with WCAG Level AA; this will eventually be mitigated but please read my thoughts on problems with the colour contrast rules.