WordWiser Ink Copyediting Lab

About WordWiser Ink

WordWiser Ink is a woman-owned, Black-owned boutique editorial services firm operating since 2000. Our team of elite African American copyeditors has more than 80 years of experience between us. Our backgrounds include working with organizations of all sizes across both public and private sectors to ensure optimal quality standards and consummate style as applied to the written word. Our clients have included Fortune 100/500 corporations, “Big 5” publishers, leading nonprofits, and government entities, and we’re proud to have built a strong track record of providing our clients with exceptional service and editorial excellence. We’re passionate about delivering clear, succinct, and error-free documents, publications, and digital content. And we specialize in polishing fiction and nonfiction for clients ranging from the world’s largest publishers to self-published authors.


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


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


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

History of WordWiser Ink

WordWiser Ink LLC was originally formed in 2000 as Pentouch Literary, becoming well known among literary circles for its team of professional African-American editors who were exceptionally skilled at improving the editorial quality of self-published Black literature. The Pentouch Literary team was involved in the successes of numerous bestselling and award-winning books, including That Faith, That Trust, That Love, by Jamellah Ellis, a national bestselling self-published novel that was picked up by Strivers Row/RandomHouse Publishing, and More Than Entertainers, which won an NAACP Image Award for Best Nonfiction.

In 2003, two of Pentouch Literary’s founding editors, Tia Ross and Kimberly Hines, were recognized by Writer’s Digest Magazine among the “Top 37 freelance book doctors in the U.S.” Pentouch was also honored with inclusion in Elizabeth Lyon’s National Directory of Editors & Writers for Hire, Jewell Parker Rhodes’ The African American Guide to Writing & Publishing Nonfiction, and countless other publications, directories, and resources for writers and publishers.

Directory of 600 Editors
African American Guide to Writing and Publishing
Expert Editors & Proofreaders

WordWiser Ink LLC is an MWDBE incorporated in Texas, USA.
NAICS code: 561410
SIC Code: 8999
DUNS: 100514699