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Anyone available for proofreading in English?

Discussion in 'Advocacy Projects and Campaigns' started by Kalliope, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. Kalliope

    Kalliope Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    A Norwegian paediatrician gave a great interview to the Norwegian ME Association about cognitive challenges in adolescents with ME. Some have asked for a translation to English which is now done.

    It would be great if anyone would volunteer for a proof reading.

    The text is approximately four pages and the task has no deadline. I'd be very grateful if someone could check for grammar mistakes, odd choices of words etc.

    Please PM me if you'd like to lend a hand. :bookworm:
     
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    Kalliope Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Lovely to wake up this morning with help offered in the inbox. Thank you SO much!!
     
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    Subtropical Island Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I take it you have the help you need. Let me know if more is needed?
     
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    Kalliope Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Gosh I like this forum. Seems I'm covered for now, but thank you for offering to help!
     
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    Kalliope Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Just a quick question to those who have English as first language; do you say PEM or spell out P.E.M when referring to Post Exertional Malaise? Are there differences between US, UK and perhaps other countries?
     
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    Sasha Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    In the UK, it's 'PEM'.
     
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    Arnie Pye Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I'm from the UK. I say PEM as a word, I don't spell it out.
     
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    Invisible Woman Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I suppose technically it should be P.E.M. but I think PEM is probably fine as we pronounce it as a word rather than the individual letters.
     
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    Kalliope Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Sasha Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    It's not so much that we say 'pem' as that in the UK, we don't generally use full stops for acronyms (as in 'UK'), though some organisations do use them. In the USA, full stops are more common (I think most Americans would write 'U.S.A.').

    On MEAction.net, I got several hits for 'PEM' but none for 'P.E.M.', and that's an American site.
     
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    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    I say it as the three letters P E M. I was a bit surprised when listening to a talk recently to hear them saying it as a single word pem. Took me a moment to work out what they were talking about.
     
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    Kalliope Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thanks. I tried to watch some info films about PEM to see if there were differences, but of course that's when you do spell it out when explaining what the letters stand for.
     
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    Kalliope Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    That's interesting. Seems there are different practices, which I guess mean that neither P.E.M. or PEM is wrong to use..

    I saw a bit of a YouTube lecture with dr Lily Chu, and she says PE-EM, prolonging the E a bit. But I think I've most often heard it with a short E.
     
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    Kitty Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Me too, I've never heard anyone just say 'pem' to rhyme with 'them'. It'd be very unclear to anyone who wasn't completely keyed-in to discussions about ME, and even some experienced patients would probably struggle to comprehend it as part of a spoken sentence. At least if you spell it out, you give your audience a clue that it's a set of initials and not a word.
     
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    adambeyoncelowe Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I've never heard 'pem', either. I have heard PENE like penne, although it also means 'penis' in Spanish, so you have to be careful who you say it to.
     
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