The Editress, LLC is owned by Elizabeth Mays.
Mays’ background blends publishing, marketing and education.
She has a Master of Mass Communication in Digital Media Entrepreneurship from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. As an adjunct faculty, she developed and now teaches two of the school’s first courses on content marketing through ASU Online.
Previously, she was assistant director, leading marketing and operations for the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University, including managing the center’s WordPress-based website, businessjournalism.org, and email marketing. She developed the center’s first email course, Introduction to Covering Financials and compiled its first ebook download from blog content.
Prior to this experience, she was the outreach director for the Cronkite School, where she led the school’s Drupal-based website redesign.
She has long been the copy editor for Sedona Monthly and helped to produce the magazine’s first email newsletter and ebook, Sedona Monthly Hikes the Red Rocks. Prior experience includes writing and editing for visitor and custom magazine publishers Madden Media, Morris Visitor Publications and McMurry (now Manifest).
She has helped multiple authors edit and self-publish their books, including most recently, Journey to the Finish Line. She speaks and is featured in frequent webinars on how to self-publish. She has been featured in The Write Stuff radio show, The 5 Figure Author Challenge and has spoken at Library Publishing Forum, Tech Phoenix, MediaShift J-School Hackathon, Scottsdale Society of Women Writers, IBPA Publishing University and Bestseller Bootcamp.