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Margie in 48 words

Amazon Books customer of the year — again. A Texas A&M-certified Master Gardener, but still no green thumb. Worked one summer on an Alaskan salmon fishing boat. An incurable Law & Order junkie. Finds Zen in mowing the lawn. A sucker for wayward dogs in need of a home.

In 1984, Margie started the writing firm that would eventually become 1400 Words — the only fully staffed company dedicated solely to copywriting that we’ve ever been able to find! Over the years, she built an extensive client list that includes some of the biggest names in business and best-known brands in the world. She also earned a reputation as a strategic communicator with a gift for creative problem solving. Her professional awards have included nods from such prestigious organizations as Communication Arts magazine, the International Advertising Festival of New York, and the National Advertising and Marketing Association, among others...


In 2015, Margie passed the torch of company ownership to Dee Anna Hanchey and now assists her as a consultant, contract writer and "wine-down buddy." When she’s not at the keyboard, Margie serves as an adjunct graduate professor at Texas A&M-Commerce and an adjunct undergraduate professor at Dallas' Brookhaven College. She is a founding member and past chairman of the DSVC Foundation and a past president of the Dallas Society of Visual Communications.

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Margie received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in advertising design from the University of North Texas, studied further at the world-renowned Art Center College of Design, and earned her master’s degree in Humanities from California State University. She is...


currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas. Margie is also certified in Business French, having earned the Certificat Pratique de Français Commercial et Économique from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Paris, France.

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How often do you get to work phrases like "blistering electric grind" and "a sound that's swampy and spicy" into your copy? This project made me feel like a rock star!

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