Cleo Li-Schwartz

Cleo Li-Schwartz - Editor

Washington D.C., DC, USA and New York, NY

I'm a literary editor, international relations specialist, proofreader, and avid reader. I split my time between NYC and DC.

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I'm a literary editor, international relations specialist, proofreader, and avid reader. I've written reader's reports for the New York Review of Books Classics Series, done an internship at Archipelago Books, and worked on several projects involving the translation and editing of Chinese language books. Currently working part-time as an editor at a security studies journal in DC, I want to stay in touch with my literary side! I have also done extensive editing work in the realm of International Studies, which entailed providing extensive feedback to graduate students on their research papers.
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Cultural & Ethnic
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Picture Books
Non-Fiction
Humanities & Social Sciences

Work experience

Associate Editor

The Washington Quarterly
November, 2021 – Present (10 months)

Associate Editor

Polymorph Editions
September, 2019 – Present (almost 3 years)

Startup publishing company focusing on publishing works of Asian poetry and fiction in translation.

Intern

Archipelago Books
June, 2018 – August, 2018 (2 months)

Interned at independent literary press in Brooklyn which exclusively publishes literature in translation, worked on many editorial projects and day to day operations.

Reader's Reports

New York Review of Books
January, 2015 – November, 2016 (almost 2 years)

Editorial projects and reader's reports.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

My Struggle: Book Six

Knausgaard, Karl Ove, Bartlett, Don, Aitken, Martin

An Untouched House

Hermans, Willem Frederik, Colmer, David, Nooteboom, Cees

No Poetry

Qianzi, Che, Huang, Yunte

Good Will Come From the Sea

Ikonomou, Christos, Emmerich, Karen

Seraphin

Fix, Philippe, Fix, Philippe, Nicholson-Smith, Donald

Charcoal Boys

Mello, Roger, Mello, Roger, Hahn, Daniel

The Barefoot Woman

Scholastique Mukasonga

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR TRANSLATED LITERATUREA moving, unforgettable tribute to a Tutsi woman who did everything to protect her children from the Rwandan genocide, by the daughter who refuses to let her family's story be forgotten.The story of the author's mother, a fierce, loving woman who for years protected her family from the violence encroaching upon them in pre-genocid... read more

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR TRANSLATED LITERATUREA moving, unforgettable tribute to a Tutsi woman who did everything to protect her children from the Rwandan genocide, by the daughter who refuses to let her family's story be forgotten.The story of the author's mother, a fierce, loving woman who for years protected her family from the violence encroaching upon them in pre-genocid... read more

Feather

Wenxuan, Cao, Mello, Roger, Garcia-Roberts, Chloe

Hiznobyuti

Ponti, Claude, Ponti, Claude, Waters, Alyson

Horsemen of the Sands

Yuzefovich, Leonid, Schwartz, Marian

The Art of Women in Contemporary China

Patricia Eichenbaum Karetzky, Zhang Er

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Nate Ferreira
Cleo was an incredible to work with! As an editor, she was responsive, skillful, and brought a wealth of knowledge to my story. Beyond the classic editorial knowledge, she dove deeper into my book and addressed all my questions (and more I didn't know I had!) with car, patience, and expertise! For whatever the final product becomes, it's far better for having had Cleo on my team. I hope we are ...
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Nate Ferreira, August 2022

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