Marcie Geffner
Marcie Geffner is an award-winning freelance writer, editor, author and book reviewer in Ventura, California. Throughout her career, Marcie has produced thousands of news stories, magazine features, brand content, and corporate and technical communications

Her news stories have been featured by The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, U.S. News and World Report, Professional Builder, Credit Karma and Entrepreneur. Bankrate syndicated her mortgage and banking stories to city newspapers for more than a decade. She has written articles and brand content for American Express, Barclaycard, Discover, New York Life, PayPal, CardRates and LendingTree, among many others.

Her reporting has been honored with four journalism awards, three from the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) and one from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. 

Prior to her freelance career, Marcie was managing editor of Inman News, an online real estate news service. Two of her Inman stories were cited in U.S. Congressional hearings related to real estate industry matters.

Before Inman, Marcie worked in employee communications at California Federal Bank and shareholder and technical communications at Tekelec, a pioneer in computer networking and telecommunications test systems.

A former nonfiction book reviewer for Publishers Weekly, Marcie currently reviews fiction for Kirkus. She's a member of the National Book Critics Circle and Women’s Fiction Writers Association.

Marcie is the author of INTO THE WIND (working title), a 115,000-word comtemporary fantasy / women's fiction novel with non-dystopian climate fiction elements.

A popular speaker, Marcie has participate in and moderated lively panel discussions at NAREE's annual journalism conference, Inman Connect and the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society. As a developmental editor, she has helped other authors publish fiction, memoir and nonfiction.

Marcie earned her BA in English at UCLA, MBA at Pepperdine University and certificate in corporate communications at Loyola Marymount University, also in Los Angeles. She graduated from UCLA magna cum laude and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. She studied fiction-writing at the UCLA Writers Program and with thriller author Lynn Hightower.

A second-generation Los Angeles native, Marcie lives in Ventura, Calif., a beach town between Malibu and Santa Barbara.

"Marcie's work is consistently of excellent quality. She is a reliable, thoughtful and communicative writer."
--Collin Brennan, Credit Karma

"Marcie does an exceptional job of writing pieces that are engaging, informative and clear for our readers."
--Patricia Garcia, New Home Source

"Marcie pitches article ideas that are timely, unique and useful for readers. She hits all of her deadlines and her work requires minimal editing. She's our go-to reporter to cover the real estate and mortgage business."
--Ellen Cannon, Bankrate

"As managing editor of Inman News, Marcie showed excellent leadership of the editorial team. I always say I learned everything I know about real estate news writing from her."
--Jessica Swesey, Inman News

"Marcie writes exceptionally well and is able to tackle a variety of projects with equal success. She is reliable, hard-working and conscientious beyond what is expected."
--Anne Framroze, California Association of Realtors

"Marcie delivers rock-solid copy—on or before deadline—that requires only the lightest edit. Her article pitches were spot-on relevant and she could tackle the most difficult topics. I enjoyed her intellect and professionalism, and the collaborative give-and-take that she brought to each assignment."
--Paula Hess, California Association of Realtors

"Marcie is a dedicated professional with outstanding communications skills and problem-solving abilities. She is an enthusiastic team player whose business sense and integrity made her a valuable member of my staff."
--Philip J. Alford, Tekelec

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Mobile: (310) 569-1244

Email: marcie (at)

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