Li Robbins is a highly dedicated, accomplished writer and editor with two decades of experience in digital, print and broadcast communications. Her background in journalism means Li brings extensive research and interviewing skills to her work. Her diverse portfolio is a testament to her exceptional abilities in both journalistic and promotional/corporate writing. The latter includes a full range of communications materials, from website copy and press releases, to company newsletters and social media.
Li’s clients come from a variety of sectors, including culture, media and education. Li was the writer for the CBC Radio 2 website from 2007 to 2011, and went on to write, edit and create social media for CBC Music. Currently she is Director of Communications for the Writers Guild of Canada, an organization representing 2,200 professional English-language screenwriters.
As a journalist, Li’s work has been published by the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the National Post, More Magazine, The Walrus, and Toronto Life, among many other publications. She is also the author of two non-fiction books: Don Messer’s Violin, Canada’s Fiddle (commissioned by CBC), and the satirical wedding guide, Going Bridal, How To Get Married Without Losing Your Mind (McGraw Hill, New York).
Li has contributed extensively to CBC Radio’s national programming, specializing in script writing. She created the network show Roots & Wings, and she’s worked with flagship shows such as “Q,” The Arts Tonight, Sounds Like Canada and This Morning. As a presenter she guest-hosted the CBC jazz show After Hours, and was a writer-broadcaster for The Arts Tonight, Global Village, and CBC’s syndication service. She began her career at CBC at As It Happens.