Clifton Wilkinson

Clifton Wilkinson - Editor

London, UK

Meticulous, friendly editor specialising in travel and history. Worked at the British Museum, Rough Guides and Lonely Planet, among others.

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I'm an editor, writer and travel and history enthusiast, with an eclectic list of previous jobs, from translation work in Spain and curating booklets at the British Museum, to almost twenty years as a travel writer, editor and project manager at international brands Rough Guides and Lonely Planet, working on over 150 titles.

The English language is a joy to work with and words are my passion. I see the relationship with a writer as a collaboration, a team effort to produce the best end result possible, something we can both be proud of and enthusiastic about.
Languages
English (AUS)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Architecture
History
Travel
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction

Certifications

  • Bachelors and Masters degrees in History

Work experience

Destination Editor

Lonely Planet, London, UK
May, 2006 – May, 2019 (about 13 years)

I worked at Lonely Planet for 13 years in a role that involved commissioning, editing and writing content to a high standard, both restructuring text and general copy editing, working across different media including print and video, helping the traveller get the most of their trip.
I also worked in the Product Development team, creating fresh designs for Lonely Planet content to make it more appealing and easier to use for readers.

Senior Editor

Rough Guides, London, UK
August, 2000 – May, 2006 (over 5 years)

As Senior Editor at Rough Guides I oversaw the commissioning and editing of the brand's travel content, as well as image selection, managing other editors and representing the company on TV and radio.

Information Officer

The British Museum, London
September, 1996 – October, 1999 (about 3 years)

At the British Museum I was part of a team looking after visitors, answering their questions, writing and editing guides and leaflets to enhance their experience, and generally making sure people got the most out of their visit.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

The World (Lonely Planet)

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Every country in the world, in one guidebook: Lonely Planet's The World. A Traveller's Guide to the Planet. We've taken the highlights from the world's best guidebooks and put them together into one 900+ page whopper to create the ultimate guide to Earth. This user-friendly A-Z gives a flavour of each country in the world, including a m... read more

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Every country in the world, in one guidebook: Lonely Planet's The World. A Traveller's Guide to the Planet. We've taken the highlights from the world's best guidebooks and put them together into one 900+ page whopper to create the ultimate guide to Earth. This user-friendly A-Z gives a flavour of each country in the world, including a m... read more

Lonely Planet England (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet, Oliver Berry, Fionn Davenport, Marc Di Duca, Belinda Dixon, Damian Harper, Catherine Le Nevez, Greg Ward, Lorna Parkes

City Trails - London (Lonely Planet Kids)

Lonely Planet Kids, Moira Butterfield

Here's a book about London that's seriously streetwise! Let Marco and Amelia, our Lonely Planet explorers, take you off the tourist trail and guide you on a journey through London that you'll never forget. This book is perfect for anyone who has been to London, plans to go there or is just interested in finding out more about this amazing city! Discover London's best-kept secrets, amazing stor... read more

Here's a book about London that's seriously streetwise! Let Marco and Amelia, our Lonely Planet explorers, take you off the tourist trail and guide you on a journey through London that you'll never forget. This book is perfect for anyone who has been to London, plans to go there or is just interested in finding out more about this amazing city! Discover London's best-kept secrets, amazing stor... read more

Lonely Planet Best of London 2020 (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet’s Best of London is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gallery hop along the Thames, explore dark history and glittering crown jewels in the Tower of London, and sample real ale in historic pubs – all with your trusted travel companion. ... read more

Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet’s Best of London is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gallery hop along the Thames, explore dark history and glittering crown jewels in the Tower of London, and sample real ale in historic pubs – all with your trusted travel companion. ... read more

The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World (Lonely Planet)

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Take a journey through every country in the world. 850 images. 230 countries. One complete picture. With details of every United Nations-approved country in the world, and a few more principalities and dependencies besides, Lonely Planet's Travel Book is the ultimate introduction to a world of travel and the essential travel reference b... read more

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Take a journey through every country in the world. 850 images. 230 countries. One complete picture. With details of every United Nations-approved country in the world, and a few more principalities and dependencies besides, Lonely Planet's Travel Book is the ultimate introduction to a world of travel and the essential travel reference b... read more

Lonely Planet California (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet, Andrea Schulte-Peevers, Brett Atkinson, Andrew Bender, Sara Benson, Alison Bing, Cristian Bonetto, Celeste Brash, Nate Cavalieri, Michael Grosberg, Jade Bremner

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet California is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sashay out onto San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, walk beneath ancient redwoods, or taste wine in Sonoma Valley; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of California and be... read more

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet California is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sashay out onto San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, walk beneath ancient redwoods, or taste wine in Sonoma Valley; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of California and be... read more

The Cities Book (Lonely Planet)

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet's bestselling The Cities Book is back. Fully revised and updated, it's a celebration of 200 of the world's most exciting urban destinations, beautifully photographed and packed with trip advice and recommendations from our experts - making it the perfect companion for any traveller deciding where to visit next. - Highlights and itineraries help travellers plan their perfect trip ... read more

Lonely Planet's bestselling The Cities Book is back. Fully revised and updated, it's a celebration of 200 of the world's most exciting urban destinations, beautifully photographed and packed with trip advice and recommendations from our experts - making it the perfect companion for any traveller deciding where to visit next. - Highlights and itineraries help travellers plan their perfect trip ... read more

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Rose Lamond
Clifton was great!

Rose Lamond, December 2019


Rose Lamond
I engaged Clifton for developmental editing and copy editing and he helped transform my manuscript into a high quality, well-structured book that is accessible to readers. I found his knowledge and experience in travel writing and guidebooks invaluable. Overall Clifton was great to work with!

Rose Lamond, November 2019

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