Tia Ross, Copyeditor
Founder • Editor
30-year veteran freelance editor, author and proofreader
• Founder & CEO: WordWiser Ink LLC
• Founder/Managing Editor: Black Editors & Proofreaders
• Founder: Black Writers Collective (blackwriters.org)
• Founder: Black Editors Network (blackeditors.net)
Hi! I’m Tia Ross, a 30-year veteran copyeditor of fiction, nonfiction, business, technical, and legal publications. I work primarily with authors, content production teams for digital publishers, corporate executives, coaches, entrepreneurs, and professional societies.
As a literary editor, I offer special expertise in all aspects of dialogue, specifically tags, action beats, punctuation, and bringing flat, monotonous dialogue and excessive narrative (over-telling vs. showing) to life.
I view my editor role as not to simply perfect your content but an opportunity to teach clients who wish to improve their writing. 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. 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.
Want to work with me?
Getting your full-length fiction or nonfiction work into my editorial calendar requires some advance planning, so be sure to reach out to me early (30-60 days before your preferred start date) to reserve your space. It’s extremely rare that I can fit in a manuscript of 60K+ words with a few weeks’ notice. When contacting me, be sure to include an excerpt of your work and the total word count. I can’t answer your questions about my availability or fee without both.