Photograph of Marcie Geffner, writer / author
Marcie Geffner is a professional freelance writer with 30 years' experience producing news stories, magazine features, brand content, book reviews, and corporate and technical communications. Her reporting has been featured by The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, U.S. News and World Report and EntrepreneurBankrate syndicated Marcie's mortgage and banking stories to city newspapers for more than a decade. Her work has won four journalism awards, three from the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) and one from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW).

Marcie has written brand content and personal finance stories for American Express, Barclaycard, Discover, New York Life, PayPal, CardRates, CreditKarma, LendingTree and New Home Source, among many others. She contributed nonfiction book reviews to Publishers Weekly and currently reviews eco-fiction for Kirkus Reviews. As a short-term developmental and copy editor, she helped half a dozen indie authors publish memoir, fiction and nonfiction.

Previously, Marcie was managing editor of Inman News, a real estate news service. Two of her Inman News 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 telco test systems. At Tekelec, she assisted senior management with the company's IPO. Two years later, Tekelec's stock rose 287% and ranked eighth nationally among OTC stocks.

Marcie holds a bachelor's degree in English from UCLA and master's degree in business administration (MBA) from Pepperdine University. She graduated from UCLA magna cum laude (with very high honors) and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a national honors society. Marcie holds a certificate in corporate communications from Loyola Marymount University and completed a dozen advanced fiction-writing courses through the UCLA Writers Program. Her current projects include a genre-bending novel that combines elements of fantasy, women's fiction and climate fiction.


A second-generation native of Los Angeles, she currently lives in Ventura, Calif., a beach town northwest of Los Angeles.


"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


Office: (805) 535-4297

Mobile: (310) 569-1244

Email: marcie (at) marciegeffner.com
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