Mignon Fogarty can't remember whether it was a misused semicolon, a chronic case of comma splicing, or an "affect" when an "effect" was called for, but at some point she had seen one mangled sentence too many. Determined to counter the slipping standards of good writing in daily discourse, Mignon created a weekly podcast called Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing to reach all offenders--from the intimidated to the apathetic. In less than a year, more than five million Grammar Girl podcast episodes have been downloaded, and Mignon has appeared in the pages of The New York Times and dispensed grammar tips on Oprah. In Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips to Clean Up Your Writing, Mignon tackles some of the most common mistakes people make while communicating. From "lay vs. lie" and "affect vs. effect" to split infinitives and run-on sentences, Grammar Girl offers clear explanations and effective memory tricks to help listeners write (and say) it right.
About the Author
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.
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
“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