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Welcome to Medical Linguistics Consulting

Tracking language changes that affect medical English usage


Medical Linguistics Consulting provides editorial and lexicographic support for writers, editors, and publishers. Your article, book, style manual (in-house or trade), or dictionary is evaluated not just from the perspective of correctness but also from the perspective of appropriateness—to your goals and audience.

Industry Works

Professionally trained on medical language issues, Medical Linguistics Consulting provides consulting for medical researchers, agencies, and publishers. Check out the published writings in various media outlets.


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About Us

Medical Linguistics Consulting was formed in 1998 to meet the need for an approach to medical usage which acknowledges that the English language is constantly changing—we are constantly changing it.

Publications in the Medical Field

  • The term “patient” published on
  • Sick English: Medicalization in the English language CreateSpace, 2012
  • “The Enigmatic Semicolon” The Vocabula Review, Vol. 11, No. 7 (July 2009)
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