We heard a nice presentation from Grammar Girl, also known as Mignon Fogarty. She’s a Reno entrepreneur whose Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network is worth checking out.
I also learned that iPhones take horrible photos indoors.
Update: 6:46 p.m.
If you’re interested you can watch my video clip about how Grammar Girl got her start and listen to her vision for Quick and Dirty Tips. A few of my classmates have videos there, too.
Here is some of what she had to say:
On her site’s quick rise in popularity: “Part of it is because writers love to see that a grammar podcast is doing well.”
On readers who point out her mistakes: “Probably for the first couple of years I … was not extremely confident. If someone would write in to tell me I was wrong … I would be like, oh no, and I would go get my books.”
On her early podcasts: “When I started I was not an expert. I was a writer and an editor. I wasn’t a copy editor. … I was very sympathetic to the people who didn’t know.”