Tia Ross

Tia Ross - Editor

Meticulous copyeditor and proofreader with 20+ years' experience helping creative, freelance and technical writers to perfect their projects

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Overview

I've moonlighted as an editor and proofreader since high school, when I was editing papers for fellow students. Early in my career I was named among the top 37 book doctors in the U.S. by Writer's Digest, and I'm still just as passionate about flawless grammar, syntax, spelling, punctuation and structure and ensuring that my clients' writing conveys clarity, precision and consistency in style.

I specialize in making your words work for you, providing the elite level of accuracy, thoroughness, attention, expertise and value you deserve. I work with creative and traditional nonfiction as well as short stories, novellas, anthologies, scripts, novels, technical guides, business materials, blogs and website content. My goal is to enhance your distinct style while maintaining your unique voice.

My proofreading service involves checking for grammar, spelling, punctuation, numerals, capitalization, dialogue treatment, layout, formatting, line and letter spacing, breaks (paragraph, section, page, and chapter) and all other mechanics.

My "Copyediting Plus" service includes all checks covered by proofreading and further encompasses word usage, repetition, confusing similarities, redundancies, improbable actions, character and dialogue issues, basic factual errors, inconsistencies, and gaps in logic.

With my background as a coder, I can edit and proofread websites, blogs and applications within your code, saving you the time and trouble of having to export it for me.
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
African American fiction
Mystery & Crime
Science Fiction
Women's Fiction
Young Adult
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Health & wellbeing
Self-help & Self-improvement
Technology
Works with
Squarespace
Weebly
Wix
WordPress

Work experience

Editor & Proofreader

Self-employed
May, 1995 – Present (over 25 years)

Writing, editing and proofreading services

Byhalia The Omar Credon Story

Clemon Maddox

Omar was a brilliant entomologist who discovered a covert change in the natural course of the world of insects. His discovery revealed that the second coming of the end of mankind would not happen by fire, as predicted in the the Bible. No one accepted his profound findings, and they thought he had gone mad. The world would come to understand that nuclear warfare is not the fear of fears for t... read more

Omar was a brilliant entomologist who discovered a covert change in the natural course of the world of insects. His discovery revealed that the second coming of the end of mankind would not happen by fire, as predicted in the the Bible. No one accepted his profound findings, and they thought he had gone mad. The world would come to understand that nuclear warfare is not the fear of fears for t... read more

Sometimes Raw, Sometimes Cooked, Always Divinely Prepared: 21 Vegan Dishes to Inspire Daughters of the Most High to Eat Healthy

Sheila Brown

From this day forward, eating a plant-based diet can be easier. Author, speaker and personal health coach, Sheila Brown has written a cookbook full of tasty, life-affirming recipes that will cause many sisters to wonder why they haven't eaten like this before now. Her plant-based, gluten-free, nutrient-dense recipes are packed with flavor!This book is an investment. It can save you potentially... read more

From this day forward, eating a plant-based diet can be easier. Author, speaker and personal health coach, Sheila Brown has written a cookbook full of tasty, life-affirming recipes that will cause many sisters to wonder why they haven't eaten like this before now. Her plant-based, gluten-free, nutrient-dense recipes are packed with flavor!This book is an investment. It can save you potentially... read more

Decision Habits: 7 Real-Life Strategies to Make Better Decisions

Nicole Robinson

Do you want to make better decisions? Do you want to make decisions faster with more confidence? Are you tired of worrying about if you've made the right choice? Where you are today is a direct result of past decisions. That means that your future can be what you decide to make of it.Decision Habits is your how-to guide to making better decisions. The goal of the book is to provide practical s... read more

Do you want to make better decisions? Do you want to make decisions faster with more confidence? Are you tired of worrying about if you've made the right choice? Where you are today is a direct result of past decisions. That means that your future can be what you decide to make of it.Decision Habits is your how-to guide to making better decisions. The goal of the book is to provide practical s... read more

That Faith, That Trust, That Love: A Novel (Strivers Row)

Jamellah Ellis

2002 Gold Pen award winner for Best Christian FictionMarley Shepherd should be on top of the world—she’s a lawyer at a prestigious law firm and engaged to marry the crown prince of Atlanta black society. But soon she begins to see that her life—and her fiancé—are not as perfect as she thought. Marley seeks comfort in her mother and grandmother, but they are too consumed with anger at each othe... read more

2002 Gold Pen award winner for Best Christian FictionMarley Shepherd should be on top of the world—she’s a lawyer at a prestigious law firm and engaged to marry the crown prince of Atlanta black society. But soon she begins to see that her life—and her fiancé—are not as perfect as she thought. Marley seeks comfort in her mother and grandmother, but they are too consumed with anger at each othe... read more

More than Entertainers: An Inspirational Black Career Guide

C.B. Schooler

"More Than Entertainers" was created to help young black youth understand the importance education plays in their life and to encourage them to expand their career options beyond the entertainment arena of music/sports. More Than Entertainers commences with an inspiring message for young black readers on what is required of them to become successful. The main content of the book is a compilati... read more

"More Than Entertainers" was created to help young black youth understand the importance education plays in their life and to encourage them to expand their career options beyond the entertainment arena of music/sports. More Than Entertainers commences with an inspiring message for young black readers on what is required of them to become successful. The main content of the book is a compilati... read more

Granddaddy's Dirt

Brian Egeston

A poignant writer produces yet another true storytelling, Brian Egeston has tackled a difficult issue and done so with a soothing pen. In this dramatic story sprinkled with snippets of humor, readers take a ride with a family, a flood, and a fate. Uncovered at last, are the dangers of generational burdens. On a lone desolate highway, one routine traffic stop becomes tragic. Andrew Scales, one ... read more

A poignant writer produces yet another true storytelling, Brian Egeston has tackled a difficult issue and done so with a soothing pen. In this dramatic story sprinkled with snippets of humor, readers take a ride with a family, a flood, and a fate. Uncovered at last, are the dangers of generational burdens. On a lone desolate highway, one routine traffic stop becomes tragic. Andrew Scales, one ... read more

All the Women I've Loved

Byron Harmon

CRAZY IN LOVE...OR JUST PLAIN CRAZY?LeBaron Brown would have to be completely nuts to let a vibrant, intelligent, sexy woman like Phoenix Morgan walk out of his life. But after failing to pop The Question that Phoenix was anticipating on their third dating anniversary, he's been dumped faster than he can say "commitment phobia." Now, the handsome Washington, D.C., television executive is flat ... read more

CRAZY IN LOVE...OR JUST PLAIN CRAZY?LeBaron Brown would have to be completely nuts to let a vibrant, intelligent, sexy woman like Phoenix Morgan walk out of his life. But after failing to pop The Question that Phoenix was anticipating on their third dating anniversary, he's been dumped faster than he can say "commitment phobia." Now, the handsome Washington, D.C., television executive is flat ... read more

Great Courage: The First Black Sheriff Elected in the South Since Reconstruction

A.E. Amerson, Lucius D. Amerson

This book is dedicated to the memory of Lucius D. Amerson, the first black sheriff elected in the south since reconstruction. His story recounts the suffering of poor and unfortunate african americans in the south by unjust white law enforcement officials. From his twenty years experience as the First Black Sheriff Elected in the South Since Reconstruction, he accurately tell a concise story o... read more

This book is dedicated to the memory of Lucius D. Amerson, the first black sheriff elected in the south since reconstruction. His story recounts the suffering of poor and unfortunate african americans in the south by unjust white law enforcement officials. From his twenty years experience as the First Black Sheriff Elected in the South Since Reconstruction, he accurately tell a concise story o... read more

First Love: What Would You Give Up To Keep Yours?

Yolanda Callegari Brooks

Amani Shephard is saved, seventeen, and the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter. However, this special position in the family comes with built-in pressures, especially since her sisters each strayed from their Christian upbringing. Her mother Olivia sees Amani as her last hope. Finally, she will have a daughter who "saves" herself for marriage. Then Amani meets Marley "Miracle Man" Jamison,... read more

Amani Shephard is saved, seventeen, and the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter. However, this special position in the family comes with built-in pressures, especially since her sisters each strayed from their Christian upbringing. Her mother Olivia sees Amani as her last hope. Finally, she will have a daughter who "saves" herself for marriage. Then Amani meets Marley "Miracle Man" Jamison,... read more

Prejudice and Discrimination in the United States Air Force (USAF) and the United States Air Force Security Service (USAFSS) 1955-1975

Norman Taylor Lee

"For many years, I considered writing my autobiography about the racial conditions my family experienced during my early years of service in the United States Air Force. In July 2013, I lost my lovely wife of fifty-one years and my youngest daughter to severe illnesses within three months of each other, and my determination to write this book became paramount.In my opinion, an autobiography is... read more

"For many years, I considered writing my autobiography about the racial conditions my family experienced during my early years of service in the United States Air Force. In July 2013, I lost my lovely wife of fifty-one years and my youngest daughter to severe illnesses within three months of each other, and my determination to write this book became paramount.In my opinion, an autobiography is... read more

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