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Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

ISBN: 9780805088311 | 0805088318
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Pub. Date: 7/8/2008

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Online sensation Grammar Girl makes grammar fun and easy in thisNew York TimesbestsellerAre you stumped by split infinitives? Terrified of using "who" when a "whom" is called for? Do you avoid the words "affect" and "effect" altogether?Grammar Girl is here to help!Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, is determined to wipe out bad grammarbut she's also determined to make the process as painless as possible. A couple of years ago, she created a weekly podcast to tackle some of the most common mistakes people make while communicating. The podcasts have now been downloaded more than twenty million times, and Mignon has dispensed grammar tips onOprahand appeared on the pages ofThe New York Times,The Wall Street Journal, andUSA Today.Written with the wit, warmth, and accessibility that the podcasts are known for,Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writingcovers 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 print debut deserves a spot on every communicator's desk.Mignon Fogartyis the creator of Grammar Girl and founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips Network. 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 from the University of Washington in Seattle and an M.S. in biology from Stanford University. She lives in Reno, Nevada.In 2007, Mignon Fogarty, perhaps better known as Grammar Girl, created a weekly podcast to tackle some of the most common mistakes people make while communicating. Her concise lessons aim to teach, or refresh, grammar knowledge as simply as possible. The podcasts have now been downloaded more than seven million times, and Fogarty has dispensed grammar tips onOprahand appeared on the pages ofThe New York Times,The Wall Street Journal, andUSA Today. Written with the wit, warmth, and accessibility for which the podcasts are known,Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writingcovers the grammar rules and word-choice guidelines that can confound even the best writers. Her tips include stylistic choices, business writing, and effective e-mailing. From "between vs. among" and "although vs. while" to comma splices and misplaced modifiers, Fogarty offers memory tricks and clear explanations that will help readers recall and apply those troublesome grammar rules. Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writingis also available on CD as an unabridged audiobook, read by the author. Please email academic@macmillan.com for more information.Mignon Fogarty, perhaps better known as Grammar Girl, has compiled her concise lessons aimed to teach, or refresh, grammar knowledge as simply as possible. Written with the wit, warmth, and accessibility for which her weekly online podcasts are known,Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writingcovers the grammar rules and word-choice guidelines that can confound even the best writers. Her tips include stylistic choices, business writing, and effective e-mailing.

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