Ambrose Li Copy editor and Chinese–English translator ambrose​.li@editors​.ca | ​editors​.ca/​directory/​ambrose-li

Working language pairs

  • Copy editing and graphic design and page layout in English (EN)
  • Comparative editing and translation from traditional Chinese to English (ZH > EN)
  • Transcription from Cantonese to traditional Chinese (ZH > ZH)
  • Graphic design and page layout in traditional Chinese (ZH)
  • Graphic design and page layout in French (FR)

Manuscripts I have worked on

  • Copy editing: Blog posts, academic papers, magazine articles
  • Comparative editing, English to Chinese
  • Cover design and page layout: Concert and conference program books
  • Proofreading: Annual reports

Work samples

  • Active Voice / Voix active: magazine of the Editors’ Association of Canada / le magazine de l’Association canadienne des réviseurs (Editors Canada) 37 (Sept. 2017), https://​www​.editors​.ca/​file/​4640/​download​?​token​=​OcaKhLKB. Proofreading in English.
  • Albert, Christine. “Book Review: The Story of Be: A Verb’s-Eye View of the English Language by David Crystal.” BoldFace: The official blog of Editors Toronto (blog), Editors Toronto, 31 Jan. 2018, https://​wp​.me/​p3ZFis-xd. Copy editing.
  • Andrus, Bruno. “Fait main / Hand Made.” Studio (Craft Ontario) 13, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2018–19): 72–74. Copy editing (credit line in masthead).
  • Baumstark, Mary Callahan. “I’m DONE Defining Craft.” Studio 13, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2018–19): 50–53. Copy editing (credit line in masthead).
  • D’Anjou, Elizabeth. “Ask Aunt Elizabeth: How do I let my boyfriend know his manuscript sucks?.” BoldFace: The official blog of Editors Toronto, Editors Toronto, 24 Feb. 2016, https://​wp​.me/​p3ZFis-l5. Copy editing.
  • Der-Boghossian, Adrineh. “Editor for Life: Alana Chalmers, editorial consultant, Bell Canada.” BoldFace: The official blog of Editors Toronto, Editors Toronto, 5 Sept. 2019, https://​wp​.me/​p3ZFis-Fk. Copy editing.
  • The Editors of Studio. “Under the Radar: Jake Whillans.” Studio 13, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2018–19): 70–71. Copy editing (credit line in masthead).
  • Epp, Paul. “1968.” Studio 13, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2018–19): 11. Copy editing (credit line in masthead).
  • Foster, Jennifer D. “By the Book: Freelance editor and author Janice Weaver’s reading highlights.” BoldFace: The official blog of Editors Toronto, Editors Toronto, 12 Nov. 2014, https://​wp​.me/​p3ZFis-bG. Copy editing.
  • —— . “Editor for Life: Wilf Popoff, freelance editor, owner/founder of Executive Editorial Consultants.” BoldFace: The official blog of Editors Toronto, Editors Toronto, 2 Aug. 2017, https://​wp​.me/​p3ZFis-v3. Copy editing.
  • —— . “Editor for Life: Pietro Cammalleri, freelance editor.” BoldFace: The official blog of Editors Toronto, Editors Toronto, 11 Dec. 2015, https://​wp​.me/​p3ZFis-jl. Copy editing.
  • Godfrey, Laura. “Book review: Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen, by Mary Norris.” BoldFace: The official blog of Editors Toronto, Editors Toronto, 1 Apr. 2015, https://​wp​.me/​p3ZFis-ea. Copy editing.
  • Gravells, Leah. “For the Love of Colour.” Studio 14, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2019–2020): 43–45. Copy editing (credit line in masthead).
  • Harbeck, James. “Is it art? Well, how does it feel?.” BoldFace: The official blog of Editors Toronto, Editors Toronto, 24 Nov. 2016, https://​wp​.me/​p3ZFis-qg. Copy editing.
  • Harrison, Carol. “The Nitpicker’s Nook: February edition.” BoldFace: The official blog of Editors Toronto, Editors Toronto, 22 Feb. 2017, https://​wp​.me/​p3ZFis-tE. Copy editing.
  • Kennedy, Ann. “Joining Editors Canada forged my path!.” BoldFace: The official blog of Editors Toronto, Editors Toronto, 2 May 2018, https://​wp​.me/​p3ZFis-yi. Copy editing.
  • Kotsyuba, Lera. “Under the Radar: Megan Samms.” Studio 14, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2019–2020): 52. Copy editing (credit line in masthead).
  • Krueger, Julia, and Heather Smith. “Charged Agency: Craft and the Souvenirs of War.” Studio 13, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2018–19): 46–49. Copy editing (credit line in masthead).
  • Law, Jaclyn. “Where you’ll find me at #Editors2016.” BoldFace: The official blog of Editors Toronto, Editors Toronto, 25 May 2016, https://​wp​.me/​p3ZFis-mY. Copy editing.
  • Matzkuhn, Bettina. “Mentor and Metalsmith: The Silver Art of Arthur Brecken and Wesley Harris Review.” Studio 13, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2018–19): 77–78. Copy editing (credit line in masthead).
  • McKenzie, Heidi. “Heinemann’s Clay Continuum.” Studio 13, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2018–19): 18–23. Copy editing (credit line in masthead).
  • O’Mahony, Marie. “Craft + Technology in the work of Iris van Herpen and Philip Beesley.” Studio 13, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2018–19): 34–39. Copy editing (credit line in masthead).
  • Osmani, Nadiya, ed. BoldFace (Print edition) (Editors Toronto), 2015. Publication design (no credit line).
  • Poulin, Jennifer. “Colour and Context.” Studio 14, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2019–2020): 18–22. Copy editing (credit line in masthead).
  • Prokopow, Michael. “Arts of Seeing.” Studio 13, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2018–19): 62–65. Copy editing (credit line in masthead).
  • Singh, Indu. “Book Review: Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style by Benjamin Dreyer.” BoldFace: The official blog of Editors Toronto, Editors Toronto, 9 Jan. 2020, https://​wp​.me/​p3ZFis-JV. Copy editing.
  • Waitzman, Michelle. “Save your eyes! Tips to reduce computer-related eye strain.” BoldFace: The official blog of Editors Toronto, Editors Toronto, 15 Nov. 2017, https://​wp​.me/​p3ZFis-vY. Copy editing.

Languages

  • Chinese native traditional Chinese, native Chinese (Hong Kong), native Cantonese
  • Intermediate French (reading only)
  • Knowledge of Chinese, English and French typography
  • Working knowledge of APA, IEEE and Chicago citation styles

Special software knowledge

  • Markup languages: HTML, LaTeX
  • Software localization: PHP, PO files
  • CAT tools: Wordfast Anywhere
  • Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro

Education

  • Master of Design in Inclusive Design, OCAD University, 2014.

Additional training (selected)

  • How Language Can Help us Fight Covid-19, webinar, American Institute of Graphic Arts, United States, April 2020.
  • Shifting the Conversation: Bring Indigenous Stories to Readers, seminar, Editors Canada, June 2019.
  • Comics and Graphic Novel Conventions for Editors, webinar, Editors Canada, March 2019.
  • Ebook Design: More than a Simple Conversion, webinar, Graphic Artists Guild, United States, October 2018.
  • Plain Language Principles, course, Simon Fraser University, January–February 2018.
  • Eight-Step Editing, seminar, Editors Toronto, October 2016.
  • Permissions Clearance and Photo Research, seminar, Editors Toronto, October 2016.
  • Mastering the Sentence, seminar, Editors Toronto, September 2016.
  • Usage Traps and Myths, seminar, Editors Toronto, September 2016.
  • Stylistic Editing, seminar, Editors Toronto, April 2016.
  • Beyond the Plain Language Edit, seminar, Editors Toronto, April 2016.
  • Substantive Editing, seminar, Editors Toronto, April 2016.
  • Scholarly Editing, seminar, Editors Toronto, April 2016.
  • Web Accessibility Standards: What You Need To Know, seminar, Editors Toronto, November 2015.
  • Editing Out Bias, seminar, Editors Toronto, November 2015.
  • Writing and Editing for the Web, seminar, Editors Toronto, April 2015.
  • Stylistic Editing, seminar, Editors Toronto, March 2015.
  • Helpful Queries, seminar, Editors Toronto, March 2015.

Professional affiliations

Publications

  • Li, Ambrose. “Web accessibility: An editor’s guide.” BoldFace: The official blog of Editors Toronto (blog), Editors Toronto, 21 Jan. 2016, https://​wp​.me/​p3ZFis-k3.