Tia Ross, Writer, Editor, Planner, Project ManagerTia Ross is a writer, editor, project manager, consultant and entrepreneur with expertise in business and technical communications, fiction and nonfiction editing, legal services, litigation support, web development and conference planning.

The Meeting Planner
Tia’s project management career began in 2000 with event planning, when she kicked off what would become a life-changing entrepreneurial endeavor. In 1998 she founded the first 501c3 internet-based literary arts association for Black creative writers. Two years later, she spearheaded the first of a series of conferences across the U.S. that were widely regarded as the most acclaimed professional Black writers’ events in North America. Through these programs, Tia helped to empower countless individuals with the knowledge, skill and confidence to pursue their dreams of becoming authors, playwrights, screenwriters, publishers, and other literary entrepreneurs.

Tia currently consults with other organizations, streamlining conferences, conventions, trade shows, expos and other events while showing her clients proven ways to cut costs without skimping on quality through her boutique meeting planning and management agency, Boss Meetings & Events. Tia offers a broad range of services that include program development, venue selection, contract negotiation, technical integrations, vendor management, travel, housing, transportation and logistics, among others.

Tia is also co-founder of Writeful Places LLC, the successor to Black Writers Events and host of luxury retreats for writers in exotic destinations around the globe.

The Project Manager
In 1998, Tia taught herself to design websites in HTML and CSS. She freelanced as a web designer for 18 years, developing high-quality websites from scratch using HTML/CSS, JavaScript, PHP, WordPress and Drupal, among others. While she no longer designs sites herself, she continues to manage clients’ website and content development projects through WordWiser Ink.

Tia’s primary focus as project manager, however, involves managing projects for law firms. While she moonlighted as an editor, she was also working closely with attorneys in major law firms such as Locke Lord, Winstead, Jenkins & Gilchrist and Mayer Brown. Tia has worked with more than 30 law firms since 1989 within practice areas that include litigation, corporate, securities, real estate, bankruptcy, technology, intellectual property, probate, finance and 25+ others.

The Editor
Early in her career Tia was named among the top 37 book doctors in the U.S. by Writer’s Digest. Although she accepts far fewer fiction and nonfiction projects these days, she remains a sought-after professional in literary circles. She works with novels, novellas and nonfiction as copyeditor, line editor and proofreader through Tia Ross Editorial, and she handles technical, web, copy and content editing projects for government agencies, businesses, lawyers and executives through WordWiser Ink.

The Writer
Tia focuses her writing practice on primarily B2B and B2G projects. She offers technical writing, business writing, content creation, proposal writing, RFP development, document preparation and project management and manages a team of writers and editors at WordWiser Ink.

Tia is a member of and serves on the Board of Governors of the Editorial Freelancers Association, as Co-Chair of the Events Committee and is the Meeting Planner for the 2019 Editorial Freelancers Association conference. She is also a member of the Project Management Institute, Meeting Planners International and the International Legal Technology Association. In addition, she’s been a mentor to writers and editors for more than 20 years.

Tia holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Science & Technology, an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Information Technology—Software & Database Programming, and an Associate of Arts in Professional & Technical Writing. She also has university certificates in project management, content strategy, database programming, software development and computer forensics.

Email Tia at t@tiaross.com.