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Marcie Geffner is an accomplished journalist, writer, editor and book critic.

Marcie's news stories have been featured in The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, among other national publications. Her expertise in banking and real estate led to Bankrate syndicating her mortgage stories to city newspapers for more than a decade. Her reporting has been honored with four awards: three from the National Association of Real Estate Editors and one from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

Her content clients have included financial corporations, real estate companies, regional banks, such as Discover, New York Life, PayPal, Zillow, Key Bank, Fulton Bank, and PNC Bank.

As managing editor of Inman News, a premier online news service, Marcie became a well-known and trusted voice in the real estate industry. Two of her Inman stories were cited in U.S. Congressional hearings on industry matters, solidifying her influence and expertise in the field.

Previously, she held a pivotal role as senior editor of California Real Estate magazine, a trade publication affiliated with the California Association of Realtors. She also worked in employee communications at California Federal Bank. She began her career in shareholder communications and technical writing at Tekelec, a pioneering company in computer networking and telecommunications test systems.

In the literary world, Marcie has written book reviews for Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews and the Washington Independent Review of Books. She also contributed to Bookmarks magazine.

Marcie's academic pursuits have been marked by excellence and distinction. She earned a bachelor's degree in English at UCLA, graduating magna cum laude and becoming an invited member of Phi Beta Kappa, an academic honor society. She holds a certificate in corporate communications from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and earned a master's degree in business administration (MBA) at Pepperdine University.  At the UCLA Writers' Program, she completed the nine-month "Master Class in Fiction."

Originally from Los Angeles, Marcie currently lives in Ventura, California, a beach town between Malibu and Santa Barbara.

Partial Freelance Client List

Writing / Publishing

  • Washington Independent Review of Books
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Writer Unboxed
  • Bookmarks magazine
  • The Freelance Creative
 Real Estate / Mortgages

  • The Washington Post
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Inman News
  • Bankrate
  • California Real Estate
  • Discover Home Equity
  • Professional Builder
  • Affordable Housing Finance
  • Apartment Finance Today
  • Bisnow
  • LoopNet
  • Urban Land
  • Zillow
  • New Home Source
  • New Home Source Professional

Banking / Credit Cards / Investments

  • U.S. News & World Report
  • PayPal
  • Bankrate
  • Credit Karma
  • CardRates.com
  • Fulton Bank
  • Key Bank
  • PNC Bank
  • Bank of Hawaii
Medical / Business / Technology

  • Anthem/Blue Cross
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Dun & Bradstreet
  • Entrepreneur
  • Telephony


Office: (805) 535-4297

Cell: (310) 569-1244

Email: marcie (at) marciegeffner.com

Please do not send Marcie press releases, story pitches, reports, surveys, source introductions, newsletters or other promotional materials. Requests to revise published stories to reflect updated information should be submitted to the publication. Other inquiries are welcome!