Tia Ross | Copyediting & Proofreading Services

The expert freelance literary, corporate & technical copyeditor your project needs

Request an Estimate and Sample Edit

Thank you for your interest in working with me as your editor. I offer free estimates and consultations provided some key information is supplied with your request. I make it easy for you to check with me for quotes and availability. Simply fill out the two-step form below. If your project is a good fit for me, I will send you a proposal. That’s it! It’s that simple.

Please note my editorial calendar is usually booked 2-3 months in advance, so I cannot often accommodate turnaround of large projects (more than 50K words) with short deadlines (under three weeks). Please review the relevant section below for details pertaining to your project and minimum turnarounds upon submitting an estimate request.

Availability: Currently SCHEDULING for FEBRUARY and beyond

What I Accept and What to Submit

I get a lot of questions regarding my availability for a particular project with limited details about the requirements. This section is designed to clarify what I need from you to determine my availability for your project as well as prepare your estimate.

These projects make up 65% of my project base each month. If your project is technical, corporate, nonprofit, or general digital content, send me a sample page or two. I am happy to sign a non-disclosure agreement for the courtesy of previewing the material you need edited.

Attorneys should contact me for conflict checks.

Send me your excerpt of up to 2,500 words and your absolute deadline, if you have one.

Please send me your synopsis and the first two chapters. If you can also send a chapter from the middle, please do. Note: I do not work with erotica, LGBTQ, racism, politics, or poetry. 

Please send the first three chapters along with a synopsis or book summary and your goal for your book. If you can also send a chapter from the middle, please do.


What's a realistic deadline?

I frequently receive requests with deadlines that simply aren’t doable, even if I could start editing immediately. This table offers a guide to the MINIMUM amount of time you should allow for copyediting along with your review of my edits. These do not factor in any line editing, which you can obviously expect to require more time.

This is not an indication of exactly how long your edits will take. It is merely a baseline standard for you to use in determining whether your deadline is realistic. I may be working your project in among other projects and other factors, so your projected turnaround will be based solely on my availability. You should never assume your document will be edited any sooner than these minimums.

Minimum seven weeks

Minimum six weeks

Minimum five weeks

Minimum four weeks

Minimum three weeks

Minimum two weeks

One to ten days

Submit Your Estimate Request

If your deadline exceeds the minimum time requirement above, click the button below to describe your project and upload an excerpt. An excerpt is required for fiction and nonfiction only. You will receive an automated response which details my quoting process. If you do not receive it, contact me to ensure your email address was entered correctly. If you would like a sample edit, please indicate when describing your project. 

Be sure to allow 3-5 BUSINESS DAYS to receive your estimate.