Rose Ann Robertson is IRW’s chief copy editor.
She was a newspaper reporter and wire service editor for 20 years, editing and directing coverage of plane crashes, natural disasters and national and state elections. She was at AU from 1993 until retiring recently as Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Communication.
She is a former president of the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Although Robertson does not profess to be a grammarian on the caliber of Strunk and White, she is eager (not anxious) to teach students the power of the language, hates the verbing of nouns and cringes when she sees offers of a “very unique free gift.”