Tia Ross | Editor | Coach

About Tia Ross

A Lifelong Editor

Tia Ross, Editor, Coach, Entrepreneur

Since the age of three, I’ve been in love with the written word. I began editing professionally at age 16 for the US military; since then, 30+ years later, I’ve edited books, documents, and publications for organizations that include Big 5 publishers, such as Hachette/Avalon Travel/Moon Guides and Workman; Simon & Schuster/Adams Media; Penguin Random House; HarperCollins/Amistad, Muse, and Mariner; “BigLaw” firms such as Locke Lord, Mayer Brown, and Sechrest Minick; and leading human rights advocates such as Institute for Social Policy & Understanding, Color Of Change, and Southern Poverty Law Center. I’ve provided both in-house and remote editorial support to lawyers, corporate executives, nonprofit organizations, small businesses, engineers, project managers, consultants, and authors. My clients have won NAACP Image Awards, book deals, spots on bestseller lists, and countless other awards while I was once named one of the “Top 37 Book Doctors” in the US by Writer’s Digest.

I am the founder of WordWiser Ink, a boutique copyediting firm with a team of editors and proofreaders; Boss Events & Travel, an independent third-party meeting planning and group travel consultancy; Black Writers Collective, a community for Black creative and freelance writers; Black Editors & Book Coaches Network, a directory of elite book doctors and wordsmiths; and Writeful Retreats, global luxury retreats for writers, editors, and book coaches.

I’m also the author of So You Want to Be an Editor . . . But Can You Edit?  (currently being pitched by my agent), a guide for aspiring and beginning editors.

Affiliations & Volunteer Activities

Founder & Managing Director, Black Editors & Proofreaders Directory

Board of Directors, Professional Editors Network

Publications Committee, Editorial Freelancers Association

Conference Planning Consultant, EFACON 2018-2023, Editorial Freelancers Association

Co-Chairperson, EFACON 2019 Chicago

Volunteer Liaison, Professional Editors Network

Mentor, Professional Editors Network

Mentor, The Young Writers Initiative

Accountability Coach, Black Writers Collective

Member, Independent Book Publishers Association

Member, Women’s National Book Association


Provide the highest quality editorial services while helping to improve clients’ writing and communication skills through insightful editorial feedback


To enrich the written works crafted by professionals whose brilliance is merely amplified by the application of editorial style


Commitment to honesty, truth, integrity and transparency in all personal and professional business dealings

Tia in the Media

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