Marcie Geffner is an award-winning freelance journalist, writer, editor and book reviewer. 

Marcie's news stories have been featured by The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, U.S. News and World Report, and Entrepreneur, among others. Bankrate syndicated her mortgage and banking stories to city newspapers for more than a decade. Her reporting has received four awards, three from the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) and one from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. She has written brand content for Discover, New York Life and PayPal, among many other financial services companies.

During a three-year break in 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.

Previously, Marcie was senior editor of California Real Estate magazine, a trade publication of the California Association of Realtors. She also worked in employee communications at California Federal Bank, and shareholder and technical communications at Tekelec, a pioneer in computer networking and telecommunications test systems.

Marcie is a former book reviewer for Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, and contributor to Bookmarks magazine. She's a member of the National Book Critics Circle and Women’s Fiction Writers Association.

As a public speaker, Marcie has participated in and moderated lively panel discussions at NAREE's annual journalism conference, Inman Connect and the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society.

Marcie earned her bachelor's degree in English at UCLA, master's degree in business administration (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.

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

Partial freelance client list

Publishers Weekly
Kirkus Reviews
Writer's Digest
Bookmarks magazine

Real Estate / Mortgages
The Washington Post
Los Angeles Times
Inman News
California Real Estate
Discover Home Equity
Professional Builder
Affordable Housing Finance
Apartment Finance Today
Multifamily Executive
Urban Land
The Real Deal
New Home Guide
New Home Source
New Home Source Professional

Banking / Credit Cards
U.S. News & World Report
Credit Karma
Fulton Bank
Key Bank
PNC Bank
Bank of Hawaii

Anthem/Blue Cross
Modern Physician
Mercy Hospital
Dun & Bradstreet

Office: (805) 535-4297
Cell: (310) 569-1244
Email: marcie (at)
Please do not send press releases, story pitches, reports, surveys, source introductions, newsletters or other unsolicited promotional materials. Other inquires are welcome.

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