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The Entrepreneur

Tia Ross is the founder of The Ovation Group, Tia Ross Editorial, and Boss Meetings & Events. She is also co-founder and director of Writeful Places LLC as well as the creator of its predecessor and now subsidiary, Black Writers Events, which she founded in 2000. Each organization is dedicated to providing writers' conferences, retreats, and other programs for authors and literary entrepreneurs.

Tia has appeared in The New York Times, Upscale, Writer's Digest, and Black Issues Book Review, among others, and on CBS and Fox for her flagship event, the legacy-defining Black Writers Reunion & Conference, the first touring conference for writers of color. Her talent for creating programs that nurture creative writers has helped hundreds of aspiring authors to fulfill their dreams of getting their works into print. Tia is a proven master at orchestrating impeccable blending of people and resources and delivering outstanding results.

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The Planner & Project Manager

The Ovation Group

Tia believes the difference between ordinary events and extraordinary events lies in the details — and she’s obsessed with them. A meetings maestro and event planner with 17 years of experience and a solid reputation for flawless production, Tia handles venue sourcing, contract negotiations, event design, speaker management, logistics, and event technology integration for academia, businesses, associations, organizations, and individuals across North America, the Caribbean, and beyond.

A full service virtual support solution, The Ovation Group's team of professionals work with speakers, consultants and business coaches with expert administrative, marketing and technical support solutions that allow them to better leverage their time, money and talent to focus more on building their speaking, training or consulting business.

Selection of books edited by Tia Ross - Book Editor, Copy Editor, Technical Editor

The Editor

Tia Ross Editorial

Once named among the top 37 freelance book doctors in the U.S. (Writer's Digest), Tia is a veteran copy, line and technical editor with more than 20 years of experience. She works with nonfiction, short fiction, and technical, business and academic materials, including memoirs, novellas, anthologies, training and marketing materials, proposals, reports, guides. She also edits web pages and site content in HTML and PHP as well as within content management systems.

Tia Ross

The Techie

Gifted with a distinctive blend of creative and technical prowess, Tia's technical skills span web design and development, web applications development, WordPress, eCommerce, database design and programming, spreadsheets, computer forensics, content management, knowledge base development, blog customization, and technology training. She incorporates accessibility techniques to make websites and documents compliant with Web Accessibility Initiative and Section 508, enabling users with visual or other physical disabilities to access and successfully navigate or interact with websites. Her technical writing projects primarily involve documentation of software user guides, training manuals, policies, operating procedures, proposals and responses to RFPs, online help, and FAQs.