Planner • Consultant
Editor • Writer • Techie

Tia Ross - photo

The Entrepreneur

Tia Ross is the founder of Boss Meetings & Events and Black Writers Events. She is also co-founder and director of Writeful Places LLC, which offers educational cross-genre writing programs worldwide. Her talent for creating programs that nurture creative writers has helped over 1K aspiring authors to get their works into print and launch careers of their dreams.

Tia has appeared in The New York Times, Writer's Digest, and Black Issues Book Review, among others, and on CBS and Fox for her flagship event, the acclaimed Black Writers Reunion & Conference, which was the first touring conference for writers of color. Tia is a proven master at orchestrating impeccable blending of people and resources and delivering outstanding results.

Hotel photo - copyright Tia Ross, Boss Meetings & Events

The Planner

Boss Meetings & Events

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 16+ years of experience and a solid reputation for flawless production, Tia gears her practice toward multi-day workshops, expos, retreats, conferences, conventions, and other events requiring guest rooms and/or event space. She also handles site selection and contract negotiations for lodging of wedding parties, family and class reunions, and middle and high school college tours, taking the stress and confusion out of the process for her clients.

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

Book (Copy / Substantive / Developmental) & Technical Editor

Once named among the top 37 freelance book doctors in the U.S. (Writer's Digest), Tia has been mentoring writers and polishing their works for more than 20 years. She works with nonfiction (business, memoirs, reference, ebooks, etc.) and technical books (software and web programming) and selectively with short fiction and novels.

Beyond books, Tia also edits web copy and content in HTML, PHP, and JSON, utilizing code editing tools or working within content management systems, such as SharePoint, WordPress, Drupal, TeamSite or Adobe CQ.

Tia Ross

Professional Speaker, Author & Event Planning Assistance

After nearly two decades of taking expert care of speakers at her own events, Tia extended her services to professional speakers and other event planners in need of a detail-attentive pro to ensure everything is handled to perfection. Tia and her team help with project management, administration, research, communications, editing, proofreading, website development and maintenance, blog management, webinars, travel and lodging arrangements as well as finding and securing speaking engagements and confirming speakers for clients' events.

Tia Ross - Tools of a Techie

The Techie

Technical Writer • Web / Database / Software (Web App) Developer

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. Her technical writing expertise lies primarily in documentation of software user guides, training manuals, policies, operating procedures, proposals and responses to RFPs, online help, and FAQs. She incorporates web accessibility techniques to make websites WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) and Section 508 compliant, enabling users with visual or other physical disabilities to access and successfully navigate or interact with websites.

Contact Tia

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  • Contact
    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 542711
    Grand Prairie, Texas USA 75054-2711

    Office Hours:
    Monday – Thursday: 9:30 – 16:00
    Friday: 10:00 – 15:00
    Saturday: 10:00 – 12:00
    Sunday: Closed


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