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About Tia Ross

Tia Ross, Editor, Coach, Entrepreneur


"Top 37 book doctors in the U.S."
Tia Ross Editorial
Writer's Digest Magazine

Tia Ross is a line editor, copyeditor, and proofreader with an passion for literature and a diverse background spanning multiple industries including technology, business, legal, marketing, advertising, science, and finance. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Information Science & Technology and also completed an Associate of Applied Science with highest honors and an Associate of Arts.

As a fiction and nonfiction editor, Tia enjoys reading a wide range of genres, including mainstream, science fiction, historical, mystery, thriller/suspense, travel, business, and technology. She has worked with some of the industry’s most prominent publishers, including Hachette Book Group, Avalon Travel, Moon Guides, Workman Publishing, Simon & Schuster, Adams Media, Penguin Random House, and various HarperCollins imprints such as HarperOne, Amistad, Muse, and Mariner. Tia is well-versed in all style manuals, with extensive use of Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) and Associated Press Style Manual (AP). She is dedicated to delivering top-notch editorial services on every project.

While editing remains her greatest passion, Tia is equally dedicated to technology, consulting in CRM and software architecture, web and database programming, and technical writing.

Industry Affiliations
& Volunteer Activities

Founder & Managing Director, Black Editors & Proofreaders Directory

Board of Directors—Volunteer Liaison, Professional Editors Network

Publications Committee, Editorial Freelancers Association

Conference Planning Consultant, EFACON 2018-2023, Editorial Freelancers Association

Co-Chairperson, EFACON 2018 Chicago

Volunteer Liaison, Professional Editors Network

Mentor, Professional Editors Network

Mentor, The Young Writers Initiative

Accountability Coach, Black Writers Collective

Member, Independent Book Publishers Association

Member, Women’s National Book Association

Fun Facts About Tia

Something people are surprised to learn about you: that I’ve never had so much as a sip of coffee nor smoked anything in my life

Something you’re most proud of: my baby boy being a United States Airman in the greatest Air Force and military in the world!

Fave way to stay fit: HIIT, yoga, and cycling

Public space you feel most comfortable:  beaches and libraries

Favorite Bucket List achievement: I completed my third degree with highest honors, summa cum laude, after the age of 50!

Biggest weakness: my sweet tooth!

Topic you could give a 20-minute presentation on without preparation: personal credit building (how to get to the 850+ Club!)

Five mobile apps you use most: Spotify, Waze, Telegram, Libby/Audible, and Kindle

Most irresistible guilty pleasures: my sister Rashida’s peach cobbler, my mom’s muffins and banana pudding, Haydel’s or Gambino’s king cake, See’s Candies P-Nut Crunch

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