Associate Professor Roslyn Petelin

Associate Professor

School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
r.petelin@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53212

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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Supervision

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Publications

Book

Journal Article

  • 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 1: vii.

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

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

  • 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.

Conference Publication

  • Proellocks, Dorothy and Petelin, Roslyn (2014). Legal Aid decision letters and plain language: advice for the vulnerable. In: Christina M. Genest, Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Corporate Communication 2014. Conference on Corporate Communication 2014, Hung Hom, Hong Kong, (295-302). 3-6 June 2014.

  • Petelin, Roslyn (2013). Enhancing the quality of corporate writing: the efficacy of editing software?. In: Christina M. Genest, Corporate Communication International: Conference of Corporate Communication 2013. Proceedings. Conference on Corporate Communication 2013, New York, United States, (189-201). 4-7 June 2013.

  • Petelin, Roslyn (2013). Transforming lives through a postgraduate writing, editing, and publishing program: the pleasure dividend. In: Proceedings of the Conference on Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education. Parallel Session 7. QAA10: International Conference on Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education, Glasgow, Scotland, (59-67). 11-13 June, 2013.

  • McKinnon, Caroline and Petelin, Roslyn (2012). Taking plain language seriously: "That's a really big ask". In: Christina M. Genest, Proceedings of the Conference on Corporate Communication 2012. Conference on Corporate Communication 2012, New York, United States, (548-559). 5-8 June 2012.

  • McKinnon, Caroline and Petelin, Roslyn (2010). Complying with plain language guidelines in the corporation: If not, why not?. In: Christina M. Genest, Michael B. Goodman and Roslyn Petelin, Abstracts of Conference Proceedings: Conference on Corporate Communication 2010. Conference on Corporate Communication 2010, Wroxton, Oxfordshire, U.K., (23-23). 4-7 June 2010.

  • Petelin, Roslyn (2009). Plain language in the contemporary corporation. In: Christina M. Genest and Michael B. Goodman, Proceedings of the Conference on Corporate Communication 2009. Conference on Corporate Communication 2009, Wroxton College, Wroxton, England, (223-232). 5-8 June 2009.

  • Petelin, Roslyn (2009). Writing pedagogy: Pluralism required, but rhetoric rules. In: Terry Flew, Communication, creativity and global citizenship: Refereed proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference 2009. ANZCA09 Conference, Brisbane, Australia, (122-134). July 8 - 10 2009.

  • Petelin, Roslyn and McKinnon, Caroline (2008). The corporate gardener: Respecting the 'Wiki way'?. In: Genest, Christina M. and Goodman, Michael B., Proceedings of the Conference on Corporate Communication 2008. Conference on Corporate Communication 2008, Wroxton College, Wroxton, England, (361-367). June 6 - 9, 2008.

  • Petelin, R., Ryan, J. and Tokody, C. (2007). Initiating a Coaching and Mentoring Program in an International Organization. In: Elving, W., Proceedings of the Conference on Corporate Communication 2007, Wroxton, England. Conference on Corporate Communication 2007, Wroxton College, Wroxton, England, (243-256). 1-4 June, 2007.

  • Petelin, R. and Ryan, J. (2007). Selling Strategy to Empower Employees: Preliminary Observations. In: Elving, W., Proceedings of the Conference on Corporate Communication 2007, Wroxton, England. Conference on Corporate Communication 2007, Wroxton College, Wroxton, England, (257-269). 1 - 4 June 2007.

  • Petelin, R. M. (2006). Organizational outsourcing of writing and editing: Acceptable alternative or 'panicked priority'?. In: C. Genest and M. Goodman, Proceedings Conference on Corporate Communication 2006. Conference on Corporate Communication 2006, Wroxton College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, England, (319-328). June 2 - 5, 2006.

  • Petelin, Roslyn M. (2005). Consulting (in Writing) to the Corporation: Principles and Pragmatics. In: Goodman, Michael and Genest, Christina, Conference on Corporate Communications 2005. Conference on Corporate Communication 2005, Wroxton College, Campus of Fairleigh Dickenson University, Wroxton, UK, (359-366). 10 - 13 June, 2005.

  • Petelin, R. M. (2004). The corporate style guide: Every company should have one. In: M. Goodman and C. Genest, Conference on Corporate Communication 2004. Conference on Corporate Communication 2004, Wroxton College, Wroxten Abbey, Wroxton, England, (259-270). June 4 - 7, 2004.

  • Colen, K. and Petelin, R. M. (2003). Collaborative Considerations for Corporate Writers: Insights from the Academy and the Corporation. In: G Radford, Conference on Corporate Communication 2003. Conference on Corporate Communication 2003, Wroxton College, Wroxton Abbey, Wroxton, England, (129-136). Jun 28 - July 1, 2003.

  • Taylor, K. and Petelin, R. M. (2003). Considering Content Management in a Software Development Company: Taking Single-Sourcing Seriously. In: C Hatcher, T Flew and J Jacobs, Australian & New Zealand Communication Association International Conference, 2003: Designing Communication for Diversity. Australian & New Zealand Communication Association International Conference, 2003: Designing Communication for Diversity, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, (1-8). July 9 - 13, 2003.

  • Rounsefell, B., Crosthwaite, C. A. and Petelin, R. M. (2002). Written Communication Skills - A Graduate Outcome of Process Engineering Education?. In: K. Shanker and G. Burrowes, 13th Annual Conference for Australasian Association for Engineering Education and 8th Australasian Women in Engineering Forum. Leadership in Learning: Learning in Leadership, Rydges Canberra, ACT, (101-105). 30/09/02 - 02/20/02.

Edited Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

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

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision