The Treatise Craftsmen is an international team of academic language experts that are passionate about helping academics ready their research for public release. With our diligent methods, extensive knowledge base, and intimate familiarity of East Asian societies and cultures, we hope to offer concrete guidance for those seeking to improve their writing, publication, and presentation.

Meet the team

Who We Are

John Tai

Managing Editor

LL.B. (Law), University of Hong Kong (1998)
LL.B. (Law), Peking University (2002)
Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française (French), Ministère de l’Éducation, France (2008)

Editing: books, research articles, dissertations by academic staff and students in Hong Kong, UK, and US universities (HKU, CUHK, Cambridge, Stanford, and Harvard), and articles for publication in a variety of national and international academic journals. With a good work ethic and professional quality, the editor has helped academics produce cutting-edge ideas and discoveries in the intellectual realm, as well as assisted graduate students in completing their postgraduate studies, with some having been awarded prestigious prizes from institutions such as Cambridge and LSE for the best dissertations in their specific disciplines.

Educational and language consulting: consulted for the Sesame Workshop (New York) and professional firms

An experienced educator fluent in five languages, John worked in law and venture capital, in addition to serving a language advisor for Sesame Workshop, the world’s largest educational NGO, in New York and in Sesame’s other educational projects throughout Greater China. He has taught as an adjunct French instructor for the University of Hong Kong. He has also studied, worked, and travelled to over 40 different towns, cities, and mountainous regions in China to serve and teach the underprivileged in rural areas. From 2008 to 2010, at the invitation of the East China Normal University, he was a full-time pro bono English teacher for migrant children and a pedagogy trainer of English teachers in Shanghai. His own research interests and expertise include linguistics, law and technology, ancient Chinese classics, and modern history.