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nDash Writer Profile for Marcia Layton Turner


About Me

I'm a professional freelance content creator and ghostwriter who specializes in topics related to business, entrepreneurship, marketing, retail, and personal finance. I've authored, co-authored, or ghosted more than 70 nonfiction books. I have an MBA in marketing and corporate strategy from the University of Michigan and am completing my doctorate in business administration from Temple University.

In addition to writing book-length pieces, my work has appeared in Businessweek, Inc., Entrepreneur, Black Enterprise, Woman's Day, REALTOR, Health, Every Day with Rachael Ray, and dozens of trade journals. Online you can find my work at Forbes.com, where I'm a paid contributor, US News & World Report, CNN Money, AmEx OPEN Forum, and many others. Corporate clients have included Wal-Mart, Staples, Vistaprint, ADP, Chase Bank, PNC, The Hartford, and Prudential, to name a few.

Industries I Write About




Law & Politics

My Writing Samples

How One Woman Makes Millions Reselling Designer Clothes on eBay

Forbes profile of successful eBay reseller.


Saving for Retirement: What if you want to pay for college too?

Chase Bank piece on balancing retirement saving and college expenses.


8 Ways to Get More LinkedIn Profile Views

Forbes post on how to improve your LinkedIn profile to attract more attention.


How your business plan might be holding you back

Entrepreneur article with advice about your company's business plan.



Director of marketing communications

Responsible for managing resources and talent for a B2B division of Kodak.

Company: Eastman Kodak Company

I worked there from 7/1989 until 5/1994


Founder and owner of editorial consulting firm that provides content creation, ghostwriting, editing, social media material, and publishing counsel.

Company: Layton & Co., Inc.

I worked there from 5/1994 until now

Executive director

Founder and manager of professional organization for aspiring and experienced ghostwriters.

Company: Association of Ghostwriters

I worked there from 6/2010 until now

Content I Write