Jennifer Evans Yankopolus

Word Collaborative

My speciality is content/developmental editing and mentoring. Subjects include Southern history and culture, architecture, preservation, sustainability, garden history, industrial design, travel, and landscape architecture. I also advise on all aspects of the writing and publishing process, including self-publishing and am available to condense text into a targeted, logical, readable format.

Whether you are a first-time author, non-native English speaker, or busy professional, 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 revel hidden possibilities so that when released into the world, your voice and ideas will resonate more strongly. Fostering a supportive author-editor collaboration is central to my style.

My experience includes books, journals, newsletters, book proposals, websites, and blogs. I have also been successful helping non-academics who seek a contract with an academic press. I welcome all skill and experience levels.

Testimonial from a recent project:
“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. 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 (forthcoming from the University of Georgia Press)

Contact me at:
jennifer [at]

Atlanta, GA


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Years in the field: 19
Years freelancing: 15


Jennifer Yankopolus