Jennifer Yankopolus

Word Collaborative


Atlanta, GA + remote



architecture, industrial design, landscape architecture, architectural history, garden history, historic preservation, sustainability, cultural landscapes ||| books, professional articles, magazines and newsletters, technical reports, in-house manuals, websites, museum exhibitions


For over 20 years I have worked with architecture and design professionals, educators, firms, associations, and nonprofits to frame and polishing their writing for maximum impact.

Whether you are a first-time author, non-native English speaker, busy professional, or organization, I approach every project as a concierge, learning your goals and crafting a plan to help you achieve them. I help you see your work from different angles to reveal hidden possibilities so that when released into the world, your ideas and voice will resonate more strongly. Fostering a supportive author-editor collaboration is central to my style.

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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.

book proposal:
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

coaching & technical editing:
I worked with Jennifer for over five years on a book I recently published. I don’t think of her as an editor; I think of her as a writing coach. She asks the right questions to help you flush out your ideas. We formed such a great working relationship that she now reviews all my architecture firm’s written reports for clients. She is currently working on our quality assurance plan, where she is not just editing the documents; she is helping the team organize their thoughts for clarity and focus. —Suzanne Sowinski, President and Director of Sustainable Buildings, Sowinski Sullivan Architects

developmental editing/coaching:
“I want to thank you for everything you have done to 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. From a personal standpoint, I can tell how much better I am as a writer for having worked with you over the past two years. 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. I really can’t thank you enough.”
—Mary Ann Eaddy, Author of Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens (University of Georgia Press)


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