Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
Publication Date: July 8, 2008
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Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, is determined to wipe out bad grammar—but she’s also determined to make the process as painless as possible. One year ago, she created a weekly podcast to tackle some of the most common mistakes people make while communicating. More than seven million episodes have now been downloaded, and Mignon has dispensed grammar tips on Oprah and appeared on the pages of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.
With the trademark wit, warmth, and approachability that the
podcasts are known for, Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing covers the grammar rules and word choice guidelines that can confound even the best writers. From “between vs. among” and “although vs. while” to comma splices and misplaced modifiers, Mignon offers memory tricks and clear explanations that will help readers recall and apply those troublesome grammar rules. Chock full of tips on style, business writing, and effective e-mailing, Grammar Girl’s latest audiobook should be heard by every communicator.
Mignon Fogarty is the creator of Grammar Girl and founder of Quick and Dirty Tips. A technical writer and entrepreneur, she has served as an editor and producer at a number of health and science web sites. She has a B.A. in English and an M.S. in biology from Stanford University.
“Advice is delivered in a witty, gracious manner with the clever use of mnemonics that make the audio delivery especially effective.” – AudioFile "Podcast star Fogarty's witty collection is popcorn for the brain." – O, The Oprah Magazine, named one of four "terrific audiobooks" PRAISE FOR Grammar Girl: One of iTunes’s Best Classic Audio Podcasts for 2008 and 2009! "One of the Best Audiobooks of 2007"—iTunes on the audiobook page, for Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips to Clean Up Your Writing
“Delightfully droll...Grammar Girl gives clear explanations with helpful examples.” —Los Angeles Times “At the root of all her success, of course, is a true love of language and grammar.” —The Arizona Republic "Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing is enthusiastically recommended for professional writers of all walks of life, from high school students crafting essays to college students working on Ph.Ds to prospective novel writers, nonfiction writers, journalists, newspaper columnists and much more." - The Midwest Book Review