About WordWiser Ink
WordWiser Ink is a copyediting and proofreading services agency that has been in business since 2000. We work with technical, legal, medical, business, religious, fiction, and nonfiction works. We also work with digital content of all kinds.
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, and integrity in all personal and professional business dealings
Founder, CEO & Managing Editor
WordWiser Ink’s Managing Editor Tia Ross has been a writer since age 10 and a freelance and professional editor since high school when, at 16 years young, she was editing correspondence for United States military recruiters and papers for fellow students. Since then, she has polished millions of pages in all types of projects and mentored dozens of aspiring editors and writers.
For 30+ years, Tia has been providing both in-house and remote editorial support to lawyers, corporate executives, government agencies, small businesses, engineering firms, project managers, consultants, marketing gurus, professors, and authors. She edits and proofreads business, legal, and technical documents, website and digital content, marketing copy, charts, print publications, business plans, bylaws, annual reports, presentations, articles, blogs, social media posts, fiction, and nonfiction.
Tia is also a serial entrepreneur with a passion for nurturing, empowering, and inspiring others through programs and entities that utilize her vast and multifaceted background and skills. In addition to WordWiser Ink, Tia is founder of Writeful Places (co-founded with Rekesha Pittman), Black Writers Collective, Boss Events & Travel, Black Editors & Proofreaders Network, and Sealed Ink Notary. To learn more about these companies, visit www.tiaross.com.
Tia has an Associate of Arts in General Studies with emphasis in professional and technical writing, an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Technology with emphasis in applications programming, a Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology, and a collection of certificates and certifications that include digital and computer forensics analysis, Lean Six Sigma, project management, ITIL, and database, software, and web programming and development. Although she’s well-versed in all popular style manuals, her tools of choice include Chicago Manual of Style, Associated Press Style Manual, and Merriam-Webster dictionary. She also uses The BlueBook: A Uniform System of Citation for legal projects.
As your editor, Tia believes her mission is to maintain your voice while enhancing your delivery, clarifying your ideas, eliminating redundancies, and ensuring consistency. What she won’t do is edit YOU out of YOUR own words
Meet The Team
The eagle-eyed professionals of WordWiser Ink
Brandy Patton has been a professional editor and proofreader for 20 years. She’s experienced with medical and scientific journal articles, standardized assessment tests, newspaper articles, health education training and course curriculum, social media, oral histories and biographies, and both nonfiction and fiction. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a minor in English.
Brandy has thorough knowledge of the publishing cycle, practices, and standards; grammar rules and proofreading marks; and editorial reference material including AMA Manual of Style, Chicago Manual of Style and the AP Stylebook.
Sherian Brown has written two novels and has edited several types of fiction, nonfiction, and other creative writing projects for nearly 20 years. As a Medical Policy Coordinator and Perfusionist, she has written and edited many scientific policies, procedures, and presentations. Sherian pays close attention to detail and is dedicated to providing exemplary editorial services. When she’s not engrossed in editing her latest project, she enjoys reading, yoga, and traveling. She has a Master of Science in Cardiopulmonary Science and a Bachelor of Science in Biology.
A Legacy of Excellence
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.
WordWiser Ink LLC is a MWDBE incorporated in Texas, USA.
NAICS code: 561410
SIC Code: 8999