The Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips to Clean Up Your Writing

Mignon Fogarty; read by the author

Macmillan Audio

Download Image Mignon Fogarty; read by the author The Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips to Clean Up Your Writing

Available Formats

Audio Book
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.

Connect with the Author

Sign Up for
Author Updates

Macmillan Newsletter


Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.

Sign up now

Book Excerpts

Listen to an Excerpt from the Audiobook

Loading the player ...
Back

Media

Listen

Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips to Clean Up Your Writing--Audio Excerpt

Listen to this excerpt from Mignon Fogarty's audiobook Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips to Clean Up Your Writing and learn the difference between "affect" and "effect" and between "backward" and "backwards." 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.

Share This
Back

Reviews

Praise for The 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

Reviews from Goodreads

Back

About the Author

Mignon Fogarty; read by 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.

Mignon Fogarty

© Sarah Shatz

Macmillan Speakers Bureau

represents thought-provoking authors and experts. We can find a speaker uniquely positioned for your audience and budget.

More Info

Macmillan Speakers


Mignon Fogarty
Back

Buy the Book

Available Formats and Book Details

The Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips to Clean Up Your Writing
Mignon Fogarty; read by the author

Award

Audible.com Best of the Year

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
March 2007
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427202574
ISBN10: 1427202575
Audio Run Time: 1:00
$4.99
Back

From The Publisher

Macmillan Audio

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back