Tia Ross | Editor | Coach

About Tia Ross

Tia Ross, Editor, Coach, Entrepreneur

Tia Ross has been passionate about the written word since she was three years old. She began editing professionally at age 16 for the United States government and has edited business and technical documentation across legal, information technology, insurance, advertising, marketing, training, and finance industries. Equally passionate about technology, Tia focused her undergraduate studies on IT, completing an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology with emphasis in content strategy, project management, database programming, and web design. Her technical skills span digital and computer forensics, full-stack web development, web accessibility, search engine optimization, UX, database programming (MySQL, SQL, and Oracle), content management systems (Joomla, Drupal, SharePoint, WordPress, and Adobe EM), and customer relationship managers (Salesforce and Hubspot).

She began editing fiction and nonfiction in 1995, editing for “Big 5” publishers, including Hachette Book Group, Avalon Travel, Moon Guides, Workman Publishing, Simon & Schuster, Adams Media, Penguin Random House, and numerous HarperCollins imprints including Harper One, Amistad, Muse, and Mariner. Early in her career, she was named one of the top 37 book doctors in the U.S. by Writer’s Digest.

Tia is also a certified yoga instructor and host of global luxury retreats for writers and editors, wellness, adventure, and other retreats. Tia coaches and mentors aspiring and beginning editors. She is the author of So You Want to Be an Editor . . . But Can You Edit?, a forthcoming guide for freelance editors.

Tia is an active leader and member of numerous industry organizations.

Founder & Managing Director, Black Editors & Proofreaders Directory

Publications Committee, Editorial Freelancers Association

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

Co-Chairperson, EFACON 2019 Chicago

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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