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. As a 1.5-generation Hongkonger-Canadian, I read and write Hong Kong Chinese and also speak Cantonese natively.

Not afraid of LaTeX (or APA citations)

I studied computer science in my undergrad and so I know how TeX works and how converting between LaTeX and Word can be fraught with problems. If your paper is written in LaTeX I won’t ask for Word file.

I have copy edited academic papers and other materials, includ­ing LaTeX papers on Overleaf, mostly with either APA or IEEE style citations. I have also edited magazine articles in Chicago and Canadian Press (CP) styles.


I have translated Christian content from Chinese to English and vice versa, and know the differences between Catholic and Protestant terminologies (which in Chinese share little in common).

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).


You can check out my editing resumé here.

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
© 2020–2022 Ambrose Li

Designed and coded by Ambrose Li

First published
Last updated

Cover art for the following are used with permission:

  • 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)
  • 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.

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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.