Mignon Fogarty

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Better known as Grammar Girl.

Voilà! A Printable Grammar Girl Editing Checklist

At the end of a recent writing webcast, we distributed a Grammar Girl editing checklist that turned out to be so popular we decided to make it widely available. Print out the checklist and keep it on your desk as a handy reference to use when you're editing.
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Published on May 08, 2014 11:53
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Mignon Kelle wrote: "Thanks for friending me. I consult your website regularly, so it was a nice surprise to see your name pop up in my inbox. Have a great year!"

Thanks, Kelle!


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Kelle Campbell Thanks for friending me. I consult your website regularly, so it was a nice surprise to see your name pop up in my inbox. Have a great year!


Versos Tomanby one million of thanks not enough..so all my thanks 4u Mignon Fogarty..you are my best author..you are the greatest author...all my best wishes 4u..thanks & thanks again..happy life.


message 8: by Rick

Rick Garvia Mignon wrote: "Rick wrote: "Does this make me friends with Squiggly too?

Rick"

Definitely! But you'd better include Aardvark too or he'll feel left out."


Hmmmmm. That superflous A scares me a little, but OK.


Mignon Rick wrote: "Does this make me friends with Squiggly too?

Rick"


Definitely! But you'd better include Aardvark too or he'll feel left out.


message 6: by Rick

Rick Garvia Does this make me friends with Squiggly too?

Rick


Sandra Thanks so much for friending me! :)


Kingdom Thanks for the friendship ...


message 3: by Soledad (last edited Jan 19, 2013 04:31PM)

Soledad Blanco Thanks for being my friend on Goodreads!!!! I love your website, it helps me a lot because I'm studying English <> Spanish translation. Best wishes from Argentina!!!


Lucinda Dear Mignon,
I would like to thank you for being my friend here on GoodReads.
Lucinda x


Douglas Wickard Thanks Mignon for friending me on Goodreads!
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