Jennifer Yankopolus

Jennifer Yankopolus – Editor

20 years' experience editing architecture and design books. I help authors make their books the best they can be.

Overview

Do you want to make sure:
— your book is interesting to readers?
— readers will understand your ideas?
— and, of course, the grammar, punctuation, and spelling are correct?

I will help you with all that and more to make sure readers will love your book. From the big picture to the smallest of details, I leave no stone unturned.

I specialize in architecture and design books, and have graduate degrees in architectural history and historic preservation. I provide all my clients with patient guidance and coaching whatever their skill level.

My experience:
I began my career as an editor at an architectural publisher where I learned all the steps in the editing and publishing process—everything from writing, editing, and proofreading to design and printing. Since then, I have worked with individual authors and historians, architecture and design firms, architecture-related governmental agencies, design associations, and museums.

Testimonials:
Thanks for your unusually excellent and sensitive skills of editing. You improve the clarity and readability without changing the meaning or intent. —Carroll Gantz, FIDSA, industrial designer

Working with Jennifer is awesome because she doesn’t slash and burn my drafts based on word count needs—instead taking the extra care and time to align with what I am trying to say. Together, we’re the Lennon and McCartney of article writing. —Scott Henderson, IDSA, Principle, Scott Henderson Inc.

Your work with me has been clarifying. I feel that I’ll now be delivering the best of what I have to offer to a wider public, while still sticking to my professional historical standards. I was worried about a lot of things a few months ago. Most of those have cleared up, and I know I’m presenting a good, strong picture of my work. —Historian at a liberal arts college

Thanks for being so considerate with your guidance …. With each of the ensuing rewrites/revisions, I found myself struggling to balance all of the different purposes of the piece. You made the last steps of the process as pain free as could be asked for. I appreciate that. —Tim Adkins, Director of Content Development, Industrial Designers Society of America

Services
Non-Fiction
Architecture Art Design History Home & Garden Nature Travel Writing & Publishing
Languages
English (US)
Certifications
  • MS in Architectural History, Georgia Tech
  • Masters in Historic Preservation, Georgia State University
  • BSBA in Finance, Drake University
  • Copyediting Certificate, University of California at San Diego

Work experience

Self-employed

Jan, 2003 — Present

I provide freelance editorial services to individual authors who are seeking a traditional publisher or who are self-publishing. Editorial services include critiquing first drafts, structural editing to focus and organize the text (also known as developmental editing), and line and copyediting. Other services include coaching authors though the writing process, advising about working with a publisher, supporting authors though the self-publishing process, and consulting with organizations to streamline their internal documents.

Industrial Designers Society of America

Jan, 2003 — Present

As a contributing editor of Innovation, the Industrial Designers Society of America’s quarterly journal, I edit articles written by design professionals, including non-native English speakers, and work closely with the authors to improve the clarity and intent of their words in keeping with the style guidelines of the publication.

The Greenway Group

May, 1999 — Dec, 2008 (over 9 years)

For the inaugural edition, I turned a five page outline into a 575-page book in seven months. I developed the content, wrote text, hired and supervised writers and proofreaders, worked with the graphic designer to develop the page template and cover, coordinated the content with the designer, hired an indexer, contracted with a printer, and coordinated and troubleshooted the production with the printer. For nine subsequent annual editions, I developed new content; supervised the writers, proofreaders, indexer, and designer; and coordinated with the printer.

The Greenway Group

May, 1999 — Dec, 2002 (over 3 years)

At The Greenway Group, an architectural publisher, I served as the editor and project manager for a number of design publications, including the annual Almanac of Architecture and Design, the Archidek series of architectural trading cards, and various books about the business of architecture. Provided developmental editing, line editing, and copyediting; coordinated freelance writers, proofreaders, and indexers; and supervised the graphic design and print production.

Portfolio

The complete reference guide to architecture and design, including: awards & honors, noted individuals, important projects, rankings of colleges of architecture and design, firm rankings, etc.
The complete reference guide to architecture and design, including: awards & honors, noted individuals, important projects, rankings of colleges of architecture and design, firm rankings, etc.
The complete reference guide to architecture and design, including: awards & honors, noted individuals, important projects, rankings of colleges of architecture and design, firm rankings, etc.
Will be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials, may have some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include CDs or access codes. 100% money back guarantee.
An updated edition, with five new chapters, of the classic text on the relationship between design and business, and how each discipline can learn from and improve the other.
The architecture and design industry's premier single volume reference book.
Since its launch in 2000, design professionals have come to rely on the Almanac of Architecture & Design for information about the industry and where they fit within it. Learn what awards your competition is winning. Read what design leaders are saying about t... read more
Ambassador Richard Swett’s groundbreaking new book investigates the unique civic leadership strengths of the architecture profession. Drawing upon the compelling history of the profession, both past and present, as well as from his own singular experience as t... read more
For seven consecutive years, the Almanac has provided readers with sweeping views of events, benchmarks, and successes of the past year in design. Find out which building has assumed the title as tallest, which firms are winning awards, which architecture and ... read more
Architects and engineers can be pre-eminent value creators in the 21st century. This groundbreaking book presents an in-depth look into that potential future. Davy and Harris reveal a vivid landscape where innovative new models for professional practice are al... read more
How Firms Succeed is a hands-on guide to running any design-related business from a two-person graphics team to middle-management to CEOs of multi-national firms, offering advice on specific problems and situations and providing insight into the art of inspira... read more
Will be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials, may have some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include CDs or access codes. 100% money back guarantee.
For nine consecutive years, the Almanac of Architecture & Design has provided readers with sweeping views of events, benchmarks, and successes of the past year in design. Find out which building has assumed the title as tallest, which firms are winning awards,... read more
For 10 years the Almanac of Architecture & Design, DesignIntelligence's annual factbook, has been providing the readers with the critical information it needs about the sweeping events, benchmarks, and successes of the past year in design. Find out which build... read more
In How to Love Reading, the author shares his experience of how he started to love reading by embracing speed reading techniques. He describes basic techniques that don’t require any practice and will speed your reading of digital content. These techniques wor... read more
Builders in different cultures have long used design and construction techniques that today are considered sustainable, such as durable materials, passive design, and water conservation methods. A History of Sustainable Architecture: Design Fundamentals traces... read more
The impact of the Civil War on Georgia was greater than any other event in the state’s history. Approximately eleven thousand Georgians were killed and the state suffered more than one hundred thousand in total casualties. Georgia was extremely influential in ... read more
Gardens and Historic Plants of the Antebellum South is a beautifully illustrated volume that features botanical prints, lithographs, garden plans, historic photographs, and contemporary photography to reveal the rich garden history of the South. A pictorial sp... read more
John Fletcher Hanson was a rare combination of industrialist, journalist, and orator who spent most of his life in Macon, Georgia, rising from the ashes of the Civil War to become the leading voice of the New South. Many have assigned that role to Henry Grady,... read more
Seeking Eden promotes an awareness of, and appreciation for, Georgia’s rich garden heritage. Updated and expanded here are the stories of nearly thirty designed landscapes first identified in the early twentieth-century publication Garden History of Georgia, 1... read more

Jennifer has 2 reviews

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Bill D.

Bill D.

May, 2019

Jennifer was outstanding. Her edits revealed not only her professional skill, but a true caring that the book will communicate the intended ideas and concepts. My book is already so much better than it would have been without her help.
Jennifer Y.
Thanks, Bill. I enjoyed working with you. It was a fun and fruitful collaboration. I hope you write more books so we can work together again.
Nick V.

Nick V.

Mar, 2019

Jennifer was really helpful in giving me the right direction for my writing through an editorial assessment which was done rapidly and with good communication. I would certainly use her again.
Jennifer Y.
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Nick. He has an interesting topic and is motivated to make the best book possible. He was responsive to my questions and implementing feedback. I would love to wor...
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