Jennifer Yankopolus

Jennifer Yankopolus - Editor Tick

Atlanta, GA, USA

Sensitive editor with 20 years' experience editing award-winning nonfiction books. I help authors develop a publication-ready book.

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I provide sensitive feedback and guidance throughout the entire writing and editing process and frequently work with first-time authors and non-native English writers, providing them with patient guidance and coaching for whatever their skill level.

I have a background in architectural history and historical preservation. Subject areas I have experience in include architecture, design, garden history, Southern history and culture, industrial design, sustainability, and business. I work on books, articles, book proposals, museum exhibitions, white papers, self-published materials, and in-house documents.

Authors I’ve worked with have had their books published by the University of Georgia Press, University of South Carolina Press, and Mercer University Press, many of which have won state and national awards. I have also worked with a number of self-published authors guiding through the process of being their own publisher.

Testimonials:
Choosing Jennifer to be my developmental editor was the best decision I made. She guided me to a finished product that was accepted for publication with Mercer University Press. Her thoughtful and encouraging comments and suggestions elevated my work to a level I would not have achieved without her.
—Lee C. Dunn, Author of Cracking the Solid South: The Life of John Fletcher Hanson, Father of Georgia Tech

I want to thank you for everything you have done to get help us get our manuscript in shape to submit to the publisher. I knew you could make a difference in the quality of our manuscript, I just didn't realize how much. ... You are a joy to work with...your patience, clarity of thought, ability to work skillfully with strong personalities, ability to zero in on the weakest parts of my chapters, suggestions that always made the text stronger, your encouraging words, your gentle ways and delightful personality. All of these and more made this experience so very positive.
—Mary Ann Eaddy, Author of Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens (University of Georgia Press)
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Architecture
Art
Business & Management
Design
History
Home & Garden
Nature
Publishing

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

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
January, 2003 – Present (over 16 years)

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.

Contributing Editor, Innovation

Industrial Designers Society of America
January, 2003 – Present (over 16 years)

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.

Editor, Almanac of Architecture & Design

The Greenway Group
May, 1999 – December, 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.

Editor and Project Manager

The Greenway Group
May, 1999 – December, 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 (20 selected works)

Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia's Historic Gardens

Staci L. Catron, Mary Ann Eaddy

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, 1733–1933. Seeking Eden records each garden’s evolution and history as well as each garden’s current early twenty-first-century appearanc... 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, 1733–1933. Seeking Eden records each garden’s evolution and history as well as each garden’s current early twenty-first-century appearanc... read more

Cracking the Solid South: The Life of John Fletcher Hanson, Father of Georgia Tech

Lee C. Dunn

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, but while Grady was talking about a New South, Hanson was building one, by creating jobs, promoting Southern industrialization, and adv... 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, but while Grady was talking about a New South, Hanson was building one, by creating jobs, promoting Southern industrialization, and adv... read more

Gardens and Historic Plants of the Antebellum South

James R. Cothran

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 splendor as well as a treasure trove of cultural history, this volume is unique in its field. James R. Cothran invites plant enthusiasts, ... 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 splendor as well as a treasure trove of cultural history, this volume is unique in its field. James R. Cothran invites plant enthusiasts, ... read more

Crossroads of Conflict: A Guide to Civil War Sites in Georgia

Barry Brown, Gordon Elwell

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 this nation’s most tragic conflict, and the war touched every corner of the state.Based on a comprehensive survey of sites identified by... 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 this nation’s most tragic conflict, and the war touched every corner of the state.Based on a comprehensive survey of sites identified by... read more

A History of Sustainable Architecture: Design Fundamentals

Suzanne Sowinski

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 these practices in various parts of the world, from the ancient era to the Industrial Revolution, to connect readers with the historica... 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 these practices in various parts of the world, from the ancient era to the Industrial Revolution, to connect readers with the historica... read more

How to love reading: A simple guide to speed reading with beginner and advanced techniques

Alex Botnaru

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 work right away without training or having to develop new reading skills. These techniques may work for audio and video content, too.Becaus... 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 work right away without training or having to develop new reading skills. These techniques may work for audio and video content, too.Becaus... read more

DesignIntelligence Almanac of Architecture & Design 2009

DesignIntelligence

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 building has assumed the title as tallest, which firms are winning awards, which projects and firms are at the top of their market segment, a... 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 building has assumed the title as tallest, which firms are winning awards, which projects and firms are at the top of their market segment, a... read more

Almanac of Architecture & Design 2008

Design Intelligence

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, which architecture and design schools are considered the best, which projects and firms are at the top of their market segment, and who... read more

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, which architecture and design schools are considered the best, which projects and firms are at the top of their market segment, and who... read more

Almanac of Architecture & Design 2007 (Almanac of Architecture and Design) 8th edition by James P. Cramer (2006) Paperback

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.

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.

How Firms Succeed: A Field Guide to Design Management

James P. Cramer, Scott Simpson

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 inspirational management and strategic thinking. Together, Cramer and Simpson provide "deceptively simple yet ultimately critical guidelines" t... 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 inspirational management and strategic thinking. Together, Cramer and Simpson provide "deceptively simple yet ultimately critical guidelines" t... read more

Value Redesigned: New Models for Professional Practice

Kyle V. Davy, Susan L. Harris

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 already beginning to flourish, showing firms avenues of escape from the vicious cycle of commoditization and low prestige that is epidemic... 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 already beginning to flourish, showing firms avenues of escape from the vicious cycle of commoditization and low prestige that is epidemic... read more

Almanac of Architecture & Design 2006 (Almanac of Architecture and Design)

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 design schools are considered the best, which projects and firms are at the top of their market segment, and who the leaders are in the ... 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 design schools are considered the best, which projects and firms are at the top of their market segment, and who the leaders are in the ... read more

Leadership by Design: Creating an Architecture of Trust

Richard N. Swett

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 the only architect to serve in Congress during the 20th century, Swett has produced an insightful volume that is both inspiring and instr... 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 the only architect to serve in Congress during the 20th century, Swett has produced an insightful volume that is both inspiring and instr... read more

Almanac of Architecture & Design 2005, Sixth Edition

James P. Cramer, Jennifer Evans Yankopolus

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 their successes and vision of the future. Trace the trends in specific building types, or expand your knowledge of benchmark events in th... read more

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 their successes and vision of the future. Trace the trends in specific building types, or expand your knowledge of benchmark events in th... read more

Almanac of Architecture & Design 2004 (Almanac of Architecture & Design)

James P. Cramer

The architecture and design industry's premier single volume reference book.

The architecture and design industry's premier single volume reference book.

Design Plus Enterprise 2nd Edition: Seeking a New Reality in Architecture and Design

James P Cramer

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.

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.

Almanac of Architecture & Design, Fourth Edition: 2003 (Almanac of Architecture & Design) by Jennifer Evans Yankopolus (2003-01-25)

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.

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.

Almanac of Architecture & Design, Third Edition

James P. Cramer

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.

Almanac of Architecture & Design, 2001 (Almanac of Architecture & Design)

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.

Almanac of Architecture & Design, 2000 (Almanac of Architecture & Design)

James P. Cramer

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.

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Bill DeBarba
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.

Bill DeBarba, May 2019

Jennifer Yankopolus
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.

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Nick von Behr
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.

Nick von Behr, March 2019

Jennifer Yankopolus
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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