Through my creative services consulting company MWS Media, I help authors, musicians, independent creators, entrepreneurs / solopreneurs, small businesses, and anyone looking to bring their story to fruition and to the world.
Since the turn of the century, I’ve drawn from my three decades of experience as a creator, storyteller, and marketer to bring a service-based, customer- and user-focused perspective to solving your problems and telling — or helping you tell — your story.
Ways I Can Help
The “creative services” umbrella includes quite a few complimentary skills. Here are three common ways I help clients with their creative and entrepreneurial endeavors.
Writing / Publishing Services
Whether you need a creativity and storytelling coach to keep you on the path of creative productivity, a developmental editor to coax out your best prose, a techie to help design and produce your e-book or print books or build your author website, or any other help along your path to publication… I’m ready to assist.
I’ve been a self-publishing and online publishing pioneer, I have experience with traditional publishing, and I’m a Parsec Award nominated and former Amazon.com top 100 bestseller who continues to push the envelope of what’s possible with independent and alternative publishing.
WordPress Website Services
No matter your creative endeavor, a website is essential to your success. And a self-hosted website built on the WordPress content management platform is the most popular and best-supported choice.
I’ve been building, customizing, and managing self-hosted WordPress websites for over ten years. Whether you need a simple “out of the box” web presence or a full-featured site, design customization, or ongoing upkeep and maintenance, I can help you as I’ve helped dozens of diverse clients large and small.
Virtual Assistance / Creative Services
Regardless of your creative entrepreneurial endeavor, when it comes to your progress and continued growth, it’s important to recognize that what you’re able to do is not necessarily the best thing you should do. Your job is to make things and to evangelize those things. Everything else that distracts you from “job one” — even if you are capable of doing those things — takes away from your creative and financial bottom line.
I’ve been working in the online space since the late 1990s as an independent creator and author, as a web developer, a social media marketer, a digital producer, a podcaster… in other words, my experience in this space is deep and wide. If there’s something you need done online, chances are I’ve either done it or can effectively discover how to do it. For you.
From creating graphics or written copy for the web, to optimizing your website for search engines, to managing your social media presence on Facebook or Twitter, to research, to podcast and video editing and production… to ebook or audiobook creation… I’ve done it all. I’m your guy!
Tenacious and creative, Matthew Selznick is a masterful storyteller and producer representing the best of both worlds: an ultracreative with an eye for detail.
~ J.C. Hutchins
If you need a guy to do everything: editor, photos, website, you name it, he is fabulous, professional, incredible; makes me look really good; total pro.
~ Paul Samuel Dolman
Author and Podcaster
Matthew is a focused, energetic, creative professional who is able to bridge the gap between technology and story for both the client and his own team.
~ Russell Scott
CEO / Creative Director
Matthew was very knowledgeable, brought his expertise and was a great liaison (who) brought our web materials to a whole new level.
~ Veronika Shülman
Marketing and Communications
Matthew is a true expert at what he does. I consider (him) to be very honest, with a high level of integrity. I can trust him with everything.
~ Chris Afshar
Managing Director / Entrepreneur
Matthew finds solutions, makes a good idea great and stays calm under pressure. He knows the art of clear and effective communication and is an asset to any team.
~ Danielle Kugell
Matthew’s knowledge of social media and online communities is formidable, making him an invaluable asset to anyone with a story to tell.
~ Eric Gabriel
Writer, Editor, Musician
Eric Gabriel Creative
Matt is intelligent, full of ideas, organized, and dedicated. And what really makes Matt stand out is that he genuinely cares.
Director, Global Audience Operations
IPG Media Brands
Matt is an extremely dedicated, intelligent and hard working executive. Highly recommend tapping his skills for all things community, podcasting and editorial.
~ Jason Calacanis
Founder / Angel Investor