Black Editors, Book Coaches & Proofreaders

Tia Ross, Editor

Tia Ross, Editor, Coach, Travel and Event Consultant - Founder WordWiser Ink

Specialties
Fiction, Nonfiction, Technical, Business

Editing Services
Copyediting, Proofreading

Working With Me

My role as editor is not to simply perfect your content; I view it an opportunity to teach clients who wish to improve their writing how to do so. What differentiates me from other editors is that I share with my clients insights into exactly why certain edits are suggested. I point out habitual grammatical weaknesses that persist throughout your work and offer clear instructions with examples to help you to identify and eliminate those from your writing going forward. I also specialize in all aspects of dialogue, specifically tags, action beats, punctuation, and excessive narrative (over-telling vs. showing). As you review my edits, you’ll find yourself learning and growing as a writer as have many of my clients after working with me.

For authors, another benefit of selecting me as your editorial partner is that I offer resources and referrals to various critical publishing partners to help you to achieve your goals more easily and cost-effectively.

Availability: I am currently working primarily with publishing houses, corporations, and associations, with limited availability for independently published works for the foreseeable future. Please submit estimate requests for independently published fiction or nonfiction projects to my editorial team at wordwiserink.com.


Bio

Tia Ross, Editor, African American freelance line editor, Black freelance copyeditorYou want your writing to be noticed for your ideas and impact, not your mistakes. Typos, poor grammar, redundancies, misspellings, improper punctuation, and faulty formatting can embarrass you; destroy your credibility; cost you clients, customers, and readers; and jeopardize your livelihood. It’s not only foolish to finalize any print or digital publication or presentation without having a skilled editor or proofreader review it first, it’s also costly.

Writing errors can result in undesirable outcomes. That’s why hiring a skilled editor for content analysis and professional proofreading is so important. As your editor, my goal is to get your writing noticed for your ideas and impact, not your mistakes—without changing your voice.

More than just an eagle eye for grammatical errors, sentence construction, and typos, my copyediting services focus on clarity, coherence, sentence structure, and consistency. I’ll apply a polished finish to your content, offering honest, detailed feedback to help elevate your vision, maintain your voice, and identify ways to enhance the tone or potential of a piece to support your objective.

I also provide proofreading, which focuses on grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling corrections for flawless text.

I enjoy editing business publications, technical documents, digital content, fiction, and nonfiction. If you’re ready to work with a professional wordsmith to polish your work, reach out and let’s get started!



Fiction
Action/adventure
Drama
Fantasy
Historical
Horror
Humor/satire
Mystery
Mythology
Romance
Science fiction
Series
Suspense/thriller
Young Adult

Nonfiction
Business
Cookbooks
Creative nonfiction
DIY/how-to
Reference
Self-help
Travel
Young Adult

Other Services
Author coaching
Manuscript formatting
Research
Style guide creation



Style Manuals
American Medical Association (AMA)
American Psychological Association (APA)
Associated Press Stylebook (AP)
Bluebook
Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)
Gregg Reference Manual
Microsoft Writing Style Guide
Modern Language Association (MLA)

Software/Technology
Adobe Acrobat Pro
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe InCopy
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
Apple Pages
Google Docs
Google Sheets
HTML
Microsoft Access
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
PerfectIt
QuarkXPress
WordPress

Portfolio