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Toni Sciarra Poynter
Specialties: Nonfiction: psychology, science, wellness, lifestyle, social and cultural trends, relationships, women/family/workplace/career issues, personal improvement, and selected narrative nonfiction.
Toni Sciarra Poynter is a bestselling independent editor and writer who works with respected professionals in many fields. She has held editorial acquisition positions at HarperCollins, William Morrow, Simon and Schuster, and Macmillan, working with authors/entities such as bestselling trainer Jack Canfield, Families and Work Institute President Ellen Galinsky, Salk Institute neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran, M.D., Ph.D., New York Times science writers Gina Kolata and Sandra Blakeslee, Mayo Clinic, and the Emily Post Institute.
An editorial consultant since 2008, her clients have been published by Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Simon and Schuster, Public Affairs/Hachette, Rodale, and Workman. Her coauthored books collectively have been translated into more than 50 foreign editions. Collaboration highlights include Dangerous Personalities by Joe Navarro (Wall Street Journal bestseller), The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani (New York Times bestseller), and The Freelancer’s Bible by Sara Horowitz (praised in The Wall Street Journal's “The Books You Need to Read to Understand the Freelance World”).
Editing highlights include The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll (New York Times bestseller), Do Unto Animals by Tracey Stewart (New York Times bestseller), and Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky (more than 1.5 billion media impressions).
She is a past co-president of Women’s Media Group (2013, 2014) and a member of the Authors Guild.
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