Todd Hunter

Todd Hunter – Editor

A Big 5 alum who has worked on bestselling and award-winning books. I'm happy to consider nonfiction works up to 25,000 words.


I spent a decade at Atria Books - Simon and Schuster where I played an integral role in the editing and publishing of dozens of books including award-winners and bestsellers – fiction and nonfiction. I’m at home when collaborating on voice-driven narratives and I enjoy getting into the weeds of structural development. My editorial repertoire also includes short self-help ebooks across a wide range of topics including business and leadership, relationship, health/wellness, and tech.

Throughout my career, I’ve been committed to expanding underrepresented voices and publishing books that are entertaining and resonating socially and intellectually.

My working philosophy is to understand, inform, and empower the author. When I’m doing my editor thing, breakthrough or Aha! moments are not uncommon. Some may call it book magic.
Business & Management Career Guides Entertainment Health & Wellbeing Self-Help & Self-Improvement Sports & Outdoors
English (US)

Work experience


Jul, 2019 — Present

Senior Editor

Jul, 2018 — Oct, 2019 (over 1 year)

Read ebook manuscripts and edited from a big-picture perspective, considering structure, pacing, tone, and progression of thought. Ebooks represented a variety of topics including business and leadership, relationship, health /wellness, and tech.

Atria Books - Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Sep, 2008 — Jul, 2018 (almost 10 years)

As an editor for Atria, I acquired and edited commercially-viable books - fiction and nonfiction, award-winners and bestsellers. I sought to expand underrepresented voices in the literary marketplace and publish books that were entertaining and resonating socially and intellectually.


"As lively, thorough, and engaging as the team it chronicles" (Nathaniel Friedman), Betaball is a compelling look at how the Golden State Warriors embraced savvy business practices, next generation science, and Silicon Valley's technocentric culture not only t... read more
“Insightful and genuinely interesting characters, gritty atmospherics, and a wry sense of humor power the plot, which is filled with enough bombshell twists to keep readers guessing until the very last page.” —Publishers Weekly “This excellent thriller....esta... read more
“I read it in two sittings.”—Sandra Brown, New York Times bestselling author "Smart, juicy...highly satisfying.” –Publishers Weekly “Belsky is a tantalizing, devilish, mesmerizing writer.”—Killer Nashville Following up his “engrossing journalistic thriller” (K... read more
In this gripping memoir, perfect for true crime fans, former San Francisco 49er Kermit Alexander recounts his thirty-year-journey to redemption after the brutal and senseless murder of his family in South Central Los Angeles. “A deeply moving story of one man’... read more
In this spellbinding true story, a pair of award-winning CNN investigative journalists track down the mysterious French psychic at the center of an international scam targeting the elderly and emotionally vulnerable, resulting in an exposé of one of the longes... read more
From the award-winning video game writer of such hits as Star Wars Battlefront and BioShock comes an exclusive “compelling look into a world that doesn’t like to spill its secrets to outsiders” (NPR): the video game industry.When his satirical musings in a col... read more
Something has to change with this neck and back pain!You desperately want to fix your neck and back pain because none of the therapies you’ve tried have worked. If you’ve been told that you’ll just have to “live with it” or if don’t like the usual answers for ... read more
You’ve built an accomplished life by mastering financial success – now why not take charge of your health, too? The biggest impact you can make on your life is achieving and sustaining great health. Author Maria Teresa Kline has a tried and proven method of ac... read more
Now is the time for women of color to step into their distinct power and be the transformative force for good at work.With the emergence of the #MeToo, #TimesUp, and #BlackLivesMatter movements, as well as the election of the most diverse and female Congress i... read more
Develop leaders who drive results.You want to develop the best leaders, the kind who people want to follow, who know how to break through silos and get people to work well together. The truth is that one of the biggest obstacles to effective leadership is gain... read more
Get through the worst parts of your life.Do you feel like your life will never be the same? Do you worry that this horrible event in your life will be all that people remember about you?You are not alone. Nina Sossamon-Pogue, former world-class gymnast and awa... read more
Take back control of your health and your life A health crisis is one of the most challenging situations you will experience in your lifetime. It leaves you frightened, confused, and asking, “Why did this happen to me?”Transformational coach Rory Reich knows t... read more
You want more for yourself, your sales team, and your family. You want success.You’ve tried it all: books, podcasts, coaching, and you’ve implemented dozens of strategies, but for some reason, you can’t break the cycle. Sales are stagnant or falling, teammates... read more
What is the real cost of divorce when children are involved?You can calculate the legal and economic costs associated with divorce. However, there is no way to calculate the devastation a divorce has on the children involved. They become innocent bystanders, s... read more
Artificial intelligence is rapidly transforming our lives, from workplace to home, from jobs to recreation. In this time of rapid change, how can you stay relevant and not be left behind? This book gives you the knowledge needed to understand what is happening... read more
Don’t get stuck in your career – take it to the next level.Are you so frustrated with your job that you want to quit? You consider yourself a highly-motivated worker who has done everything to get promoted, and yet it still hasn’t happened. Your career is impo... read more
Shortlisted for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing “A searingly honest and intimate portrait of a captivating icon.” —Baxter Holmes, ESPN NBA reporter Through extensive research and interviews with those closest to Iverson, acclaimed Washington Pos... read more
A New York Times and Washington Post Bestseller In this timely and important collection of personal essays, black men from all walks of life share their inspiring stories and ultimately how each, in his own way, became a source of hope for his community and co... read more
In this shocking memoir from a former corrections officer, Gary Heyward shares an eye-opening, gritty, and devastating account of his descent into criminal life, smuggling contraband inside the infamous Rikers Island jails.Gary Heyward’s life changed forever w... read more
“A delight and highly recommended.” —Booklist “Showcases the truth and fullness of people of color.” —Book Riot In the tradition of Best American Short Stories comes Everyday People: The Color of Life, a dazzling collection of contemporary short fiction.Everyd... read more
In this “beautiful, evocative” (Booklist, starred review) memoir, Yvette Johnson travels to the Mississippi Delta to uncover the moving, true story of her late grandfather Booker Wright, whose extraordinary act of courage would change his and, later, her life ... read more
Named a Best Book of 2016 by Kirkus Reviews A New York Times Editor’s Choice Nautilus Award Winner “A worthy and necessary addition to the contemporary canon of civil rights literature.” —The New York Times In this “thought-provoking and important” (Library Jo... read more
2019 First Novelist Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association Malcolm Hansen arrives on the scene as a bold new literary voice with his stunning debut novel. Alternating between the Deep South and New York City during the 1960s and early ... read more
“An engrossing journalistic thriller.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Thought-provoking thriller...Loaded with tension and full of unexpected twists and turns.”—Jan Burke, bestselling author and Edgar Award winner for Bones “Extremely well-written tale of go... read more
“An incredibly vivid look at one of music’s most iconic groups.” —Associated Press “Kennedy is a deft storyteller.” —Los Angeles Times “An entertaining account.” —Kirkus Reviews “In-depth portrait of a seminal group.” —Booklist “A nonstop, can't-put-it down ri... read more
For anyone who has suffered pain, disappointment, or a broken heart, entrepreneur and motivational speaker Rob Hill, Sr. shares the transformational personal story of his struggles and the invaluable lessons those difficult challenges have taught him about loo... read more

Todd has 5 reviews





Brandon G.

Brandon G.

May, 2023

Todd was very professional. He was responsive and provided excellent communication. He establised a schedule and delivered accordingly. He provided clear feedback and suggestions that helped me improve the experience for my readers. I recommened him and will use his services again for my next book.
Lillie L.

Lillie L.

Dec, 2020

I actually expected a little more considering the amount of money that I paid for the project. Although I have not timely completed all of the changes recommended by the editor. It feels like I have to start my book project all over from the beginning and not making much progress.
Curtis C.

Curtis C.

Dec, 2020

Todd heard my unique voice and respected it throughout our time of editing my stories that later turned into my manuscript. He was amazing at providing professional industry standard support that helped me structure, reshape, and line by line edit my manuscript. After searching through hundreds of editors both online, in Canada, and across the United States for over a year working with Todd was...
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Curtis is a star.
Ashley W.

Ashley W.

Jun, 2020

Todd edited my fiction story and gave me very useful feedback that will help me to enhance it. He is very professional and knowledgeable. I definitely recommend Todd!
Jacqueline R.

Jacqueline R.

Dec, 2019

Mr. Hunter did an excellent job of editing my stories. Specifically I liked the way he challenged me to further develop my characters which of course develops and improves the whole story.

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