About Quick and Dirty Tips

Quick and Dirty Tips creates and distributes digital content that offers short, actionable advice from friendly and informed authorities that will help you succeed at work and in life.

Whether you want to manage your time and money better, communicate more effectively, observe the correct rules of etiquette, or improve your performance in other home and workplace endeavors, Quick and Dirty Tips is here to show you that education and entertainment can go hand in hand, and that learning can happen no matter what stage of life you’re in.

If you’ll just invest five minutes of your time, Quick and Dirty Tips content is available in the following formats:

  • Podcasts read by an expert host
  • Videos
  • Articles based on the podcast episodes which are available on QuickAndDirtyTips.com
  • Newsletters
  • Audiobooks
  • Books from many of our hosts are now available

QDT Staff


Kathy Doyle is the vice president of Quick and Dirty Tips and Macmillan Podcasts. She is responsible for the network’s overall business strategy and development. She started her career in digital publishing as a member of the original team that built and launched The Wall Street Journal Online. She held several other product-marketing roles at WSJ.com’s parent company, Dow Jones, over a 20-year period. She has also led product marketing teams at American Lawyer Media, publisher of the New York Law Journal and SourceMedia, publisher of American Banker. You can reach her at kathy@quickanddirtytips.com.

Mignon Fogarty (aka, Grammar Girl) is the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips and remains active in guiding the direction of the network. She has written seven books, including the New York Times bestseller Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing, and has developed an iOS game called Grammar Pop. People tell her she should always mention that she appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She loves the word "kerfuffle" and hates the phrase "Grammar Nazi." You can reach her at feedback@quickanddirtytips.com.

Morgan Ratner is the Audience Development and Marketing Specialist of Quick and Dirty Tips. She oversees all social media platforms and initiatives, newsletters and analytics, and marketing outreach efforts. She has previously worked at Macmillan Learning and is a graduate of the University of Delaware. You can find her roaming New York, usually with her nose buried in a book. Contact her at morgan.ratner@macmillan.com.

Michelle Margulis is the Digital Ad Operations Specialist at Quick and Dirty Tips. She handles advertising inquiries for podcast and digital campaigns and can provide rates and package information to interested potential sponsors. She also develops new affiliate partnerships, monitors site traffic and analytics, and resolves technical issues with podcast feeds. Michelle is a New York native and a graduate of Northwestern University. You can reach her at advertise@quickanddirtytips.com.

Emily Miller is Quick and Dirty Tips' Digital Associate. She coordinates monthly traffic, revenue, and expense reporting, works on day-to-day website operations, processes invoices, and is responsible for special projects. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island and her dog’s name is Eleanor Roosevelt.  You can find her running in Brooklyn or at emily.miller@macmillan.com

Karen Lunde Hertzberg is Editor and Content Strategist for Quick and Dirty Tips. She oversees the site's voice and editorial direction, content initiatives, and strategic partnerships. Karen's eclectic background includes online business ownership, video game journalism, editing, content marketing, and SEO strategy. As a freelance writer, she crafted hundreds of articles about communication for the Grammarly blog. You can reach her at editor@quickanddirtytips.com.


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