Alex Hartman Adams

Linguistics and English Language Consulting

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I’m a linguistics and English language consultant who has been supporting students, businesses, and lifelong learners since 2004.

I provide expert teaching, support, and consultation in all areas of linguistics and the English language.


  • Advanced knowledge of linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics, field linguistics, historical linguistics, psycholinguistics, and language acquisition 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the English language, including grammar, vocabulary, and etymology
  • 17 years of experience helping learners understand difficult technical concepts through clear examples and plain language
  • A helpful teacher attitude, supporting clients in achieving their goals
  • A love of learning and sharing a wide general knowledge of history, culture, and science


  • Online linguistics and English language consultant since 2014
  • Professional proofreader for individuals and businesses since 2008, ensuring the highest standard of polished English writing
  • Teaching English (ESL) since 2004, to students around the world ages 2 to 80
  • Tutoring linguistics since 2004
  • Has supported students in practical skills of organization, time management, and degree planning
  • Has taught and graded university linguistics courses during M.A. program at the University of Toronto
  • Has worked as a naming consultant, providing linguistic context and advice for business names, baby names, and personal name changes
  • My nonprofit project: Quest for a Meaningful Life


  • M.A. Linguistics, University of Toronto (focus: Phonology)
  • B.A. Linguistics, University of Toronto, with minors in Classical History and Music History
  • TESL/TEFL certification for English education