Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
By (author) Mignon Fogarty
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Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing by Mignon Fogarty
Book DescriptionMignon 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 pod cast to tackle some of the most common mistakes people make while communicating. The pod casts have now been downloaded more than seven million times, 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".Written with the wit, warmth, and accessibility that the pod casts 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" print debut deserves a spot on every communicator's desk.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805088311
(210mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Henry Holt & Company Inc
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company Inc
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mignon Fogarty
Common Errors in English Usage, Paperback / softback (October 2013)
"A reference guide to English usage errors"--
Grammar Girl's 101 Troublesome Words You'll Master in No Time, Paperback (August 2012)
Are you often left wondering whether to use "healthy" or "healthful"? Is that sugary treat a "doughnut" or a "donut"? Is "data" singular, plural, or both? This author has you covered with a wide range of words that often trip us up. Each entry features clear definitions and examples that put each word in context, along with memory tricks and fun.
Grammar Girl's 101 Words to Sound Smart, Paperback (November 2011)
Covers a range of smart-sounding words - including a number with foreign origins - that people actually use, so that you don't sound like you just stepped out of the 1800s. This title features definitions and examples that put these words in context, along with the helpful memory tricks.
Grammar Girl's 101 Misused Words You'll Never Confuse Again, Paperback (July 2011)» View all books by Mignon Fogarty
Nearly everyone has trouble remembering the difference between 'affect' and 'effect', whether it's 'supposedly' or 'supposably', or which form of 'hear' you use in 'Hear, hear!' (Or is it 'Here, here!'?). This title covers such word pair entries which contain explanations - complete with examples.
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Author Biography - Mignon Fogarty
Mignon Fogarty is 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.
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