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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

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

Longest road trip you’ve been on: Texarkana to Los Angeles, 1612 miles (second place: Dallas to Philly, 1,520 miles)

Public space you feel most comfortable:  beaches and libraries

Fave way to stay fit: HIIT, yoga, cycling, and dancing with BeachBody’s Shawn T

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

One thing you’re hilariously bad at: drawing (which is insane because my sons are both extremely gifted artists – see joukoart.com)

Something you’re snobby about: hi-fi audio — I despise basic factory stereo and headphones with no or weak bass

Drink of choice: sparkling water with fresh-squeezed lemon juice

Five mobile apps you use most: Spotify, Waze, Alexa, Beach Body On Demand, and Mighty Networks (Black Writers)

Biggest weakness: my sweet tooth!

Most irresistible guilty pleasures: my sister Rashida’s peach cobbler, my mom’s banana pudding, See’s Candies P-Nut Crunch

WordWiser Ink founder 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 and technical documents, website and digital content, fiction, and nonfiction.

Tia is also a habitual entrepreneur with a passion for nurturing, empowering, and inspiring others through programs and entities that utilize her vast background and skills. In addition to WordWiser Ink, Tia is founder of Writeful Retreats, Black Writers Collective, and Black Editors & Proofreaders Network. She’s the conference planner for the Editorial Freelancers Association, a former member of EFA’s Board of Directors, and a mentor with Professional Editors Network. To learn more about Tia, visit www.tiaross.com.

Although she’s well-versed in all popular style manuals, her tools of choice include Chicago Manual of StyleAssociated 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.

Tia Ross, Editor