Photograph of Marcie Geffner, writer / author
Marcie Geffner is a professional freelance writer with 30 years' experience producing news stories, magazine articles, 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 Entrepreneur. Bankrate syndicated her consumer mortgage and banking stories to city newspapers for more than a decade. Her work has been honored with four journalism awards, three from the National Association of Real Estate Editors and one from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Two of her real estate stories were cited in U.S. Congressional hearings.

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

Previously, Marcie was managing editor of Inman News, an online real estate industry news service. Before that, she 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 earned an MBA at Pepperdine University and bachelor of arts degree in English at UCLA, where she graduated magna cum laude and became a member of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa academic honors society.

Marcie holds a certificate in corporate communications from Loyola Marymount University and has completed more than a dozen advanced fiction-writing courses, including the nine-month "Master Class in Novel Writing," through the UCLA Writers Program. She is a member of the National Association of Real Estate EditorsNational Book Critics Circle and Women’s Fiction Writers Association.

In addition to her freelance work, Marcie's current projects include a genre-bending novel that combines elements of fantasy, women's fiction and climate fiction.

A Los Angeles native, Marcie currently lives in Ventura, Calif., a beach town northwest of L.A.

"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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