Alex Leviton

Long-time (35 books and counting) Lonely Planet author and writer. Former editorial director and start-up co-founder. Master of Journalism from UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. I also help writers, students and organizations find and develop their voice.



If it requires the expert use of words, I’ve done it professionally:  author and Lonely Planet writer, editorial consultant and communications strategist, writing instructor, coachdevelopmental editor, and one-time standup comic. I will help you find your voice. In fact, I’m currently writing a book about such things.

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Recent Books

Trump’s America: The Complete Loser’s Guide with Scott Dikkers of The Onion (Simon & Schuster; April 2016)
Calm: Secrets to Serenity from Cultures Around the World (Lonely Planet; Jan 2014)
Happy: Secrets to Happiness from Cultures Around the World (Lonely Planet; Jan 2013)

Writing and Creative Coaching, Developmental Editing, Teaching

  • One-on-one coaching on any project 
  • Teaching writing and creativity to your students or organization
  • Developmental editing for essays or books

Communications Consulting and Editorial Strategy

  • Twenty years’ experience at the highest levels of editorial leadership
  • Consult on writing or communications for your business, startup or non-profit 
Alex is an outrageous and brilliant coach and consultant … she intuitively asked the right questions. … I give her the highest recommendation and I am really picky. Laurie Stern

Owner, Velvet & Sweet Pea’s Purrfumery

Her ‘Finding Your Voice’ exercises completely changed the way I view my professional writing style… her knowledge and passion for her art form is enormous. Jarryd Salem

Travel Writer

Alex has an incisive mind that cuts through the static. She has gently but powerfully nudged me in the direction of clarity and purpose. Roz Savage, MBE

Author, Stop Drifting; Start Rowing; National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2012