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Justin Gustainis

Justin Gustainis - Editor

Plattsburgh, NY

Ph.D. professor who's also published 7 novels. I've edited work in most of the humanities and social sciences, as well as a lot of fiction.

Overview

I'm a college professor (with a Doctorate in Communication and a Masters in English) who's published a great deal of scholarly research. I am also an author of popular fiction, with 7 novels published (not self-published), along with three novellas and 22 short stories. I've been doing freelance editing as a sideline for the last four years -- and I'm good at it.

Services
Fiction
Adventure Crime & Mystery Fantasy Horror Literature Science Fiction Short Story Thriller
Non-Fiction
History Politics & Current Affairs Psychology Social & Behavioral Sciences

Certifications

  • Full Member, American Copy Editors' Society
  • Graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop

Awards

  • Winner of the Graverson Award for Horror (twice)
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Work experience

Freelance Editor/Proofreader

Editor World

May, 2015 – April, 2016 (11 months)

Freelance Editor/Proofreader

ServiceScape

September, 2010 – April, 2016 (over 5 years)

Freelance Editor/Proofreader

Edit 911

April, 2006 – April, 2016 (almost 10 years)

Freelance Editor/Proofreader

Grammar 101

January, 2006 – Present (almost 11 years)

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Hard Spell: An Occult Crimes Unit Investigation

Justin Gustainis

Stan Markowski is a Detective Sergeant on the Scranton PD's Supernatural Crimes Investigation Unit.Like the rest of America, Scranton's got an uneasy 'live and let unlive' relationship with the supernatural. But when a vamp puts the bite on an unwilling victim, or some witch casts the wrong kind of spell, that's when they call Markowski. He carries a badge. Also, a crucifix, some wooden stakes... read more

Stan Markowski is a Detective Sergeant on the Scranton PD's Supernatural Crimes Investigation Unit.Like the rest of America, Scranton's got an uneasy 'live and let unlive' relationship with the supernatural. But when a vamp puts the bite on an unwilling victim, or some witch casts the wrong kind of spell, that's when they call Markowski. He carries a badge. Also, a crucifix, some wooden stakes... read more

Known Devil: An Occult Crimes Unit Investigation

Justin Gustainis

“My name’s Markowski. I carry a badge. Also, a crucifix, some wooden stakes, a big vial of holy water, and a 9mm Beretta loaded with silver bullets.“A new supernatural gang is intent on invading Scranton and it looks like I’m going to have to work with the current mob to prevent a demonic gang war.“If there’s one thing I hate more than living with supernatural scumbags, it’s working with them!... read more

“My name’s Markowski. I carry a badge. Also, a crucifix, some wooden stakes, a big vial of holy water, and a 9mm Beretta loaded with silver bullets.“A new supernatural gang is intent on invading Scranton and it looks like I’m going to have to work with the current mob to prevent a demonic gang war.“If there’s one thing I hate more than living with supernatural scumbags, it’s working with them!... read more

Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives (Vampire Babylon)

Justin Gustainis

Your one-stop-shop for Urban Fantasy’s finest anthology of the supernatural. 14 sleuths are gathered together for the first time in all-original tales of unusual cases which require services that go far beyond mere deduction!Featuring new stories by: Tanya Huff, C. T. Adams and Cathy Clamp, Simon R. Green, T. A. Pratt, Chris Marie Green, Lilith Saintcrow, Rachel Caine, Jackie Kessler, Carrie L... read more

Your one-stop-shop for Urban Fantasy’s finest anthology of the supernatural. 14 sleuths are gathered together for the first time in all-original tales of unusual cases which require services that go far beyond mere deduction!Featuring new stories by: Tanya Huff, C. T. Adams and Cathy Clamp, Simon R. Green, T. A. Pratt, Chris Marie Green, Lilith Saintcrow, Rachel Caine, Jackie Kessler, Carrie L... read more

Black Magic Woman (Morris and Chastain Investigations Book 1)

Justin Gustainis

Occult investigator Quincey Morris and his "consultant", white witch Libby Chastain, are hired to free a family from a deadly curse that appears to date back to the Salem witch trials. Fraught with danger, the trail finds them stalking the mysterious occult underworlds of Boston, San Francisco, New Orleans and New York, searching out the root of the curse. After surviving a series of terrifyin... read more

Occult investigator Quincey Morris and his "consultant", white witch Libby Chastain, are hired to free a family from a deadly curse that appears to date back to the Salem witch trials. Fraught with danger, the trail finds them stalking the mysterious occult underworlds of Boston, San Francisco, New Orleans and New York, searching out the root of the curse. After surviving a series of terrifyin... read more

Evil Ways (Morris and Chastain Investigations Book 2)

Justin Gustainis

A MORRIS AND CHASTAIN INVESTIGATION Supernatural investigator Quincey Morris and his partner, “white witch” Libby Chastain, are each in pursuit of a vicious killer. One is murdering small children for their bodily organs; the other is hunting down white witches – and Libby may be next. Along a trail that leads from Iraq to Turkey, to the US, all clues point to crazed billionaire Walter Grobius... read more

A MORRIS AND CHASTAIN INVESTIGATION Supernatural investigator Quincey Morris and his partner, “white witch” Libby Chastain, are each in pursuit of a vicious killer. One is murdering small children for their bodily organs; the other is hunting down white witches – and Libby may be next. Along a trail that leads from Iraq to Turkey, to the US, all clues point to crazed billionaire Walter Grobius... read more

Sympathy for the Devil (Morris and Chastain Investigations Book 3)

Justin Gustainis

A MORRIS AND CHASTAIN INVESTIGATION - Senator Howard Stark wants to be President of the United States. So does the demon inside him. With the competing candidates dropping out due to scandal, blackmail, and ‘accidental’ death, Stark looks like a good bet to go all the way to the White House. And if he gets there, Hell on Earth will follow. Occult investigator Quincey Morris and white witch Lib... read more

A MORRIS AND CHASTAIN INVESTIGATION - Senator Howard Stark wants to be President of the United States. So does the demon inside him. With the competing candidates dropping out due to scandal, blackmail, and ‘accidental’ death, Stark looks like a good bet to go all the way to the White House. And if he gets there, Hell on Earth will follow. Occult investigator Quincey Morris and white witch Lib... read more

Play With Fire And Midnight At The Oasis (A Morris and Chastain Investigation Book 4)

Justin Gustainis

Two thrilling new occult investigations, featuring the urban fantasy sleuths Quincy Morris, great-grandson of Dracula’s killer, and the white witch Libby Chastain.PLAY WITH FIREHouses of worship – churches, synagogues and mosques alike – are burning across the U.S., usually while still full of people. The fires are initially dismissed as random acts of violence, until Morris and Chastain uncov... read more

Two thrilling new occult investigations, featuring the urban fantasy sleuths Quincy Morris, great-grandson of Dracula’s killer, and the white witch Libby Chastain.PLAY WITH FIREHouses of worship – churches, synagogues and mosques alike – are burning across the U.S., usually while still full of people. The fires are initially dismissed as random acts of violence, until Morris and Chastain uncov... read more

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