Marcie Geffner is an accomplished freelance journalist, writer, editor and book critic, whose contributions have garnered widespread recognition and acclaim.

National publications, such as The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, U.S. News and World Report, and Entrepreneur, have featured Marcie's news stories. Her expertise in banking and real estate led to Bankrate syndicating her mortgage stories to city newspapers for more than a decade. In recognition of her outstanding reporting, Marcie 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.

As a freelance writer, Marcie has written brand content for an impressive list of major financial corporations, real estate companies, and regional banks, including Discover, New York Life, PayPal, Zillow, Key Bank, Fulton Bank, and PNC Bank.

Marcie has also excelled in diverse editorial roles. For three years, she served as managing editor of Inman News, a premier online real estate news service, where she became a well-known and trusted voice in the industry. Her work at Inman was so impactful that two of her stories were cited in U.S. Congressional hearings on matters related to the real estate industry, solidifying her influence and expertise in the field.

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

In the literary world, Marcie has lent her critical eye as a former book reviewer for such esteemed publications as Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. She also contributed to Bookmarks magazine.

Marcie's academic pursuits have been marked by excellence and distinction. She earned her bachelor's degree in English from UCLA, graduating magna cum laude and becoming an invited member of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. Her commitment to continuous learning led her to obtain a master's degree in business administration (MBA) from Pepperdine University. She also holds a certificate in corporate communications from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. To refine her craft as a writer, she studied fiction writing at the renowned UCLA Writers' Program.

A second-generation native of Los Angeles, Marcie currently resides in Ventura, California, a beach town nestled between the coastal cities of Malibu and Santa Barbara. With her exceptional talents and unwavering dedication, Marcie continues to inspire other writers and shape the realms of journalism, writing, and editing for her clients.

Partial Freelance Client List:


  • Publishers Weekly
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Writer Unboxed
  • Writer's Digest
  • Bookmarks magazine

 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
  • Multifamily Executive
  • Opendoor
  • Bisnow
  • Greystone
  • JLL
  • LoopNet
  • Urban Land
  • Zillow
  • HSH
  • The Real Deal
  • New Home Guide
  • New Home Source
  • New Home Source Professional

Banking / Credit Cards:

  • U.S. News & World Report
  • Chase
  • Barclaycard
  • PayPal
  • Bankrate
  • Credit Karma
  • Fulton Bank
  • Key Bank
  • PNC Bank
  • Bank of Hawaii


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

For inquiries, please reach out to Marcie via the following:

Office: (805) 535-4297

Cell: (310) 569-1244

Email: marcie (at)

Please do not send Marcie unsolicited promotional materials, such as press releases, story pitches, reports, surveys, source introductions, or newsletters. She warmly welcomes other inquiries.

LinkedIn: Marcie Geffner