About

Marcie Geffner is an award-winning reporter, writer and editor in Ventura, Calif. In the last decade alone, Marcie has written more than one thousand published stories about residential and commercial real estate, banking, credit cards, computer security, health insurance, economics and small business, among other subjects.

FREELANCE CAREER

Editors describe Marcie as “detail-driven,” “conscientious,” “smart,” “a wonderful writer,” “a delight to work with” and “incredibly versatile.” Her reporting has been lauded as “rock solid,” “spot-on relevant,” “informative,” “engaging,” “interesting,” “nuanced” and “of highest quality.”
     Marcie is fluent in Fed-speak and has attended news conferences with former HUD Secretary Shawn Donovan and real estate developer, now U.S. President Donald Trump. She has interviewed thousands of Realtors, lenders, financial planners, economists, bank executives, homeowners and many other people.
     Marcie's articles have been cited in seven published nonfiction books and two U.S. Congressional hearings.
     An avid reader, Marcie contributed more than 30 nonfiction book reviews to Publishers Weekly. She is currently a genre fiction reviewer for Kirkus Reviews.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Prior to her freelance career, Marcie was senior editor of California Real Estate magazine, published by the California Association of Realtors. Later, she was managing editor of Inman News, an independent real estate news website. Marcie also has prior employment experience in technical writing and corporate communications at Tekelec, Inc., a telecommunications test systems company, and employee communications at California Federal Bank.

EDUCATION

Marcie earned a bachelor’s degree in English with high honors at UCLA and a master’s degree in business administration (M.B.A.) at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. At UCLA, she became a member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society.

PERSONAL

A second-generation native of Los Angeles, Marcie relocated to Ventura, California, a beach town between Malibu and Santa Barbara, in 2015. She owns a split-level hillside home.