Athans & Associates Creative Consulting

Where Story Meets World™

“Listen, there were creative writing teachers long before there were creative writing courses, and they were called and continue to be called editors.”

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.


I work one-on-one with authors at all experience levels across a range of genres and categories. From a couple hours of advice to long-term consultations including text edits and specific advice on your writing and your writing career, contact me and we can discuss where you are, where you want to go, and how I can help.



Full book edits from 3.5¢ per word. I've worked extensively in multiple fiction genres including fantasy, science fiction, horror, thriller, literary, narrative non-fiction, and memoir. Find out how this works by clicking on EDITING, click here for a downloadable Rate Card, or just contact me and let's talk about the specific needs of your project.

Featured Titles

Written or Edited by Philip Athans

Revised Third Printing Now Available!

Hands on advice for authors of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and fiction in general in this collection of 58 revised and expanded essays from Fantasy Author’s Handbook.

Edited for Wizards of the Coast, by best selling fantasy legend R.A. Salvatore.

"The world of publishing is growing more complicated, but also more interesting for those willing to think outside the box. I know I am, and having Phil Athans out there as a resource takes the scare out of it."

R.A. Salvatore

Where Story Meets World


Your Best Voice

The best editor is a good teacher who helps that book be better and helps you be a better writer.


What Can I Do For You?

Special projects and continuing editing, narrative, and creative team support—anything is possible.


One on one advice

I work one-on-one with authors at all experience levels across a range of genres and categories.


Fiction, Non-fiction, and the Space Between

Ghostwriting, book, article, and other content assignments—contact me with your specific needs.


Where Story Meets World