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Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing is an educational podcast produced by Mignon Fogarty that was launched in July and the title of a print book by Fogarty that was released in July Listen to this audiobook excerpt and hear Mignon Fogarty read from her book Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing. Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Followers. Stream Tracks and Playlists from Grammar Girl on your desktop or mobile device. What's It Like to Be a Book Editor and Translator? Posted

By Simon Owens simonowens Feb. It was , and as a science and technical writer, she was trying to promote a science podcast she hosted, without much success. At first, it simply consisted of Fogarty reading her own science articles out loud and recording them — but then she began interviewing scientists and researchers. She was in a coffee shop called The Kind Grind while vacationing on the beach in Santa Cruz when she thought up the Grammar Girl podcast. Unlike with her science podcast, she resigned herself to treating this one mostly as a hobby, and so she made little effort to promote it. Nonetheless, within four weeks it had reached the top most-downloaded podcasts on iTunes, and within a couple months it was at number two. And what makes Grammar Girl different from a lot of other material out there is that a lot of grammar writing is snarky, and my goal was to really help people, to be friendly and approachable and be slightly entertaining. Fogarty comes off not as a lecturer, but as a referee between two grammar philosophies, acknowledging the ambiguity and nuances that plague English grammar — a language rife with inconsistencies and lacking concrete rules. Eventually, journalists began to take notice of the podcast. So it started getting coverage in the print media first, and the big break was when The Wall Street Journal chose Grammar Girl as their web pick of the day.

Listen and Learn Each episode of Grammar Girl is available in both audio and text format. A lot of grammar and style guides are designed as reference material.

You crack them open when you need to look up something specific. She has a casual and friendly voice, and the book is packed with fun tips and mnemonic devices to help you remember the rules. She also provides her own style preferences and supports them with logical reasons.

I found her positions on style agreeable and well explained. The book appears to be, at least in part, a composite of her podcasts and blog posts.

There is also an extensive index, so you can get quick answers to your most pressing grammar questions. She keeps it casual and lets you know when you should stick to the traditional rules in formal situations and when you can relax and go with common usage.

Tour the Book The book starts out with a bunch of short and fast tips. You could easily read through a few pages a day and learn several new grammar rules per session.

There is an entire section devoted to Internet- and tech-speak.

Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

It includes a list suggestions for additional grammar, style, and other writing resources. Do you avoid the words "affect" and "effect" altogether? Mignon Fogarty, a. Grammar Girl, is determined to wipe out bad grammar—but she's also determined to make the process as painless as possible.

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A couple of years ago, she created a weekly podcast to tackle some of the most common mistakes people make while communicating. Written with the wit, warmth, and accessibility 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.

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. Audie Award Finalist. I get complaints from purists, but Usage Girl doesn't have the same ring to it I will use it in my classroom.

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Kind of like the sixth-grade teacher you wish you had. Grammar Girl gives clear explanations with helpful examples. Fans find Grammar Girl to be all those things. A technical writer and entrepreneur, she has served as an editor and producer at a number of health and science Web sites.

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She has a B. She lives in Reno, Nevada. Mignon Fogarty.

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