Dr Roslyn Petelin

Honorary Associate Professor

School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Overview

Associate Professor Roslyn Petelin initiated and designed the post-graduate Writing, Editing, & Publishing (WEP) Program in the School of Communication and Arts. Prior to launching the program at UQ in 2000, she taught Literature and Film at the Brisbane Kindergarten Teachers’ College and Communication in the Faculty of Business at Queensland University of Technology and in the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University.

Associate Professor Petelin edited the internationally refereed Australian Journal of Communication from 1988-2013 and is on the editorial boards of Business and Professional Communication Quarterly (USA) and Corporate Communications: An International Journal (UK). She is a past President and Honorary Life Member of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association and has consulted extensively on writing, editing, and information design to public and private sector organisations in Australia, the UK, the USA, and S. E. Asia. In 2014, she developed and launched WRITE101x, a massive, open online course for UQx, which has attracted more than 330,000 registrants in its four offerings to date (end of 2016).

Research

Classical and contemporary rhetoric, academic writing, scholarly editing, writing about the arts, writing in the disciplines and the professions, University Writing Programs, publishing, knowledge management, information design, blended learning, and digital publishing futures.

Current research includes: Plain language, writing and editing in the disciplines and the professions, editing scholarly journals, e-Learning, and e-Publishing.

Research Interests

  • Classical and contemporary rhetoric
  • Academic writing
  • Scholarly editing
  • Writing about the arts
  • Writing in the disciplines and the professions
  • University writing programs
  • Publishing
  • Knowledge Management
  • Information design
  • Blended learning
  • Digital publishing futures
  • Plain language
  • Writing and editing in the disciplines and the professions
  • Editing scholarly journals
  • E-Learning
  • E-Publishing

Qualifications

  • PhD, Griffith University
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Publications

Book

Journal Article

  • Petelin, Roslyn (2017, 06 01). In defence of grammar pedantry

  • Petelin, Roslyn (2016). Flexible frameworks for ‘unruly’ formats. Text: journal of writing and writing courses, 20 (2).

  • Petelin, Roslyn (2014). The Australian Journal of Communication (1976–2013): tracing the trajectory. Review of Communication, 13 (4), 302-315. doi: 10.1080/15358593.2013.867069

  • Petelin, Roslyn (2013). Editorial. Australian Journal of Communication, 40 (3), iv-v.

  • Petelin, Roslyn (2012). Editorial. Australian Journal of Communication, 39 (3), vii-vii.

  • Petelin, Roslyn (2012). Editorial. Australian Journal of Communication, 39 (2), vi-vii.

  • Petelin, Roslyn (2010). Considering plain language: Issues and initiatives. Corporate Communications: An International Journal, 5 (2), 205-216. doi: 10.1108/13563281011037964

  • Petelin, Roslyn (2008). Editorial. Australian Journal of Communication, 35 (1), vi-vii.

  • Petelin, Roslyn M. (2007). Editorial. Australian Journal of Communication, 34 (1), vii-viii.

  • Petelin, Roslyn M. (2007). Editorial. Australian Journal of Communication, 34 (2), 1-1.

  • Petelin, Roslyn M. (2007). Editorial. Australian Journal of Communication, 34 (3), 1-2.

  • Petelin, Roslyn M. (2006). Editorial. Australian Journal of Communication, 33 (1), vii-viii.

  • Petelin, Roslyn M. (2006). Editorial. Australian Journal of Communication, 33 (2 & 3), 1-2.

  • Petelin, Roslyn (2005). Editing from the edge: De-territorializing public relations scholarship. Public Relations Review, 31 (4), 458-462. doi: 10.1016/j.pubrev.2005.08.002

  • Petelin, Roslyn M. (2005). Editorial. Australian Journal of Communication, 32 (3), 1-1.

  • Petelin, Roslyn M. (2005). Editorial. Australian Journal of Communication, 32 (1), 1-1.

  • Petelin, Roslyn M. (2005). Editorial. Australian Journal of Communication, 32 (2), 1-1.

  • Petelin, Roslyn (2004). Academic journal publishing: Desiderata for the digital age. Australian Journal of Communication, 31 (3), 117-123.

  • Colen, Kerryn and Petelin, Roslyn (2004). Challenges in Collaborative Writing in the Contemporary Corporation. Corporate Communications: An International Journal, 9 (2), 136-145. doi: 10.1108/13563280410534339

  • Petelin, Roslyn M. (2003). Editorial. Australian Journal of Communication, 30 (2), 1-1.

  • Petelin, Roslyn M. (2003). Editorial. Australian Journal of Communication, 30 (1), vii.

  • Petelin, R. M. (2002). Another Whack at WAC: Reprising WAC in Australia. Language and Learning Across the Disciplines, 5 (3), 98-109. doi: 10.37514/lld-j.2002.5.3.09

  • Petelin, R. M., Turner, G., McKee, A., Pearson, M. S., Zorn, T., Greenfield, C. and Weiss, E. (2002). Editing and Publishing Symposium: Taking Submission Seriously. Australian Journal of Communication, 29 (2), 103-107.

  • Petelin, Roslyn M. (2002). Editorial. Australian Journal of Communication, 29 (1), vii-viii.

  • Petelin, Roslyn M. (2002). Editorial. Australian Journal of Communication, 29 (2), vii-viii.

  • Petelin, Roslyn M. (2002). Editorial. Australian Journal of Communication, 29 (3), vii-viii.

  • Petelin, R. M. (2002). Managing Organisational Writing to Enhance Corporate Credibility. Journal of Communication Management: An International Journal, 7 (2), 172-180. doi: 10.1108/13632540310807304

Conference Publication

Edited Outputs

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Note for students: Dr Roslyn Petelin is not currently available to take on new students.

Completed Supervision