Chez Marcita - House of Marcia Davis
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Expertise

From proofreading to poetry, I enjoy the nuances—and annoyances—that language generates every day through all forms of communication. I help organizations—small and large, public and private—express who they are and be successful. To see how, check out my portfolio

Providing strategic input for marketing communications tools

Writing and editing research and promotional materials

Conducting research and interviews to develop content

Management and writing for corporate, non-profit, and personal blogs

Testimonials
  • “It is an honor to recommend Marcia Davis and Chez Marcita! Marcia helped us tackle a corporate project by taking the typical legal mumbo jumbo and transforming it to an easy to read, unintimidating document. Too often, corporate documentation gets lost in legal or professional jargon and loses its appeal, which means people are also less likely to understand what they’ve read. Marcia helped solve that for us in a timely and professional manner. She also asks tough questions to clarify key issues in order to get to the simplest meaning. I highly recommend her, and look forward to working with her again.”

    - Rosalyn Russell, Associate Manager – Communications, BISSELL Homecare, Inc.

  • “I depend on Marcia’s singular ability to tell stories in a compelling, clear, and consistent manner and carry the tone throughout all touch points. We worked together for years at Herman Miller. Now at Skyline Design, Marcia has re-crafted the brand to great results. A smart and calm player, she’s a welcome addition to any team.”

    - Melissa McKinstry, Market Development Director, Skyline Design

  • “Marcia and I were on the same work team at Herman Miller for seven years. During this time our collaboration was extensive. Marcia is one of the best-qualified people I have ever worked with when it comes to mastery of the English language. As such, when editing my work she was always able to make it that much better. Rather than be dictatorial in her approach, discussions always ensued allowing us to re-write together. Well beyond her editing, Marcia is thorough, organized and efficient with her time. In short, it is a joy to work with Marcia.”

    - Gretchen Gscheidle, Director, Insight and Exploration, Herman Miller, Inc.

  • “I’ve worked with Marcia on a spectrum of projects in a number of team settings. I rely on her initiative and tenacity; she loves to understand issues–whether the subject matter itself or the needs of the audience she’s addressing–and then act on the clarity she’s achieved. She’s conscientious and motivated, completely reliable in getting projects done. And it’s fun to work with someone who enjoys language as much as I do!”

    - Lois Maassen, Partner, Hedgehog Arts & Letters

Life is Fare Blog
  • While on a recent trip to NYC, Bill and I had the opportunity to try a restaurant in Brooklyn that’s right up our alley: The Farm on Adderley. The restaurant aims “to bring thoughtfully produced food and ingredients to our … Continue reading
  • On the fifth day of puddings I’m posting a Jewish recipe from My Mother’s Recipe Box, or so it says on the recipe card. Kugel is a baked noodle pudding or casserole, according to Wikipedia. It’s similar to a pie … Continue reading
  • What’s the big deal about pudding anyway? I wonder if it was all the rage before ice cream was a possibility–that is, before the ice box or refrigerator made it possible to keep things cold and frozen. I remember Jell-O … Continue reading
  • For the third of five pudding recipes in the countdown to Christmas, I posted this one for Orange Pudding from My Mother’s Recipe Box. If you can decipher my grandma’s handwriting, you might enjoy this citrus treat. My guess is … Continue reading
  • Dates and Christmastime automatically go together. I’m not sure why, but they have appeared in desserts during the holidays as long as I remember. Date pudding? I’ve never had it, but why not go retro this year and make a … Continue reading
  • Where have all the puddings gone? I found several pudding recipes in My Mother’s Recipe Box that I wanted to share, and I figured the holiday season is the perfect time. So watch for a recipe a day during the … Continue reading
  • Bill and I are lucky to live near several farm-to-table restaurants here in West Michigan. And we do love to cook at home. But sometimes you just want to pick something up quickly to have for lunch or dinner when … Continue reading
  • I haven’t posted in a while because of some life changes so I was excited to try a new recipe and have the time to write about it! I’ve never made Hutterite Bean Soup. I had never even heard of Hutterite … Continue reading
  • So much is happening to improve school lunches in our country but it seems we still have a long way to go. Check out this slide show from Takepart.com. Sort of reminds me of lunches back in the 1970s, when … Continue reading
  • I’d been looking forward to checking out the Downtown Market in Grand Rapids ever since it opened earlier this summer. With 25,000 square feet of market space, it’s the first LEED-certified market in the country. That’s a big deal! And, it’s designed … Continue reading