Morgan Lee Editing Services Contract


  1. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES: Prices below are for manuscripts over 50,000 words. All prices are in United States Dollars.

    1. Developmental Edit: 0.005 cents per word

      1. Developmental editing aims to improve the content and structure of a manuscript. (“Self-Publishing a Book Online | Amnet Author Services for ...”) The editor [Morgan Lee] will provide an editorial letter in addition to inline edits. The focus is only the big picture and will not make note of grammar, punctuation, or spelling errors. The edit will deal with plot holes, subplots, theme, structure, tone, and more to give your manuscript a fresh overhaul.


  1. Line Edit: 0.004 cents per word

    1. “In line editing, the editor [Morgan Lee] looks at your book line by line and analyzes each sentence. The editor [Morgan Lee] considers word choice and the power and meaning of a sentence. The editor [Morgan Lee] considers syntax and whether a sentence needs to be trimmed or tightened.” – Quoted from Archway Publishing website:


  1. Proofreading: 0.004 cents per word

    1. Proofreading is the final stage in editing. After your manuscript has been through developmental, line editing, copy editing, beta readers, and self-edits, this is the final stage before heading to publication. Proofreading will correct grammar, spelling, and mechanics.


  1. Reader Reaction Report (Higher level beta reading): $200

    1. This report is a mix of beta reading and critique partnering. It is less than a developmental edit or line edit because no correction will be made on the document. Instead, I will read your manuscript purely for reader reaction. In a 20+ page report you will receive my thoughts on the following topics: connection to characters, plot development, world building, satisfying ending, overall enjoyment, and any additional information I see fit. You may also request specific questions you would like me to address regarding your book.

Any other project that is not covered in the pricing above can be discussed on a case-by-case basis. I’d be happy to cater a price to your specific needs.



      1. All services require a $50 deposit at the time of booking. Booking on Ko-fi will require the deposit up front. Booking on the website will not, therefore, the deposit will be collected after initial consultation and confirmation of booking.

      2.  The final payment must be received before the product is returned to the client. Payments are only accepted through PayPal. An invoice will be sent via email for each booked service after editor [Morgan Lee] and client agree on a final price. Once Morgan Lee receives the final payment, the document will be sent over to the client immediately.

      3. A PayPal invoice for the final price will be sent after the initial consultation.

      4. The $50 deposit will be subtracted from your final total. (Ex. Total Price=$300; New Total After Deposit =$250)

      5. Payments may be split into multiple payments on a case-by-case basis. Any special payment arraignments will be made by the editor [Morgan Lee] and the client.


      1. Special pricing is available for subscribers, followers, and friends of Morgan Lee. This special pricing is defined as, ‘pay what you can’. The editor [Morgan Lee] and client will agree on a fair price for both parties.

      2. If you are wondering if you are eligible for this discount, please reach out to Morgan Lee at authormorganlee(at)gmail(dot)com. {}



    1. Formatting services will take a minimum of 1 week and a maximum of 2 weeks.

    2. Reader Reaction Reports will take 2 weeks minimum and a maximum of 3 weeks.

    3. Developmental and line editing will take between 2-4 weeks depending on the word count.

    4. If you require a faster turnaround time, please discuss with Morgan Lee at the time of booking. The goal is to provide clients with the best service within a timeframe that works best for the client.



    1. Cancellations must be made at least 1 [one] week in advance from proposed start date for a full refund of deposit. Cancellations made after 1 [one] week will not be eligible for a refund.

    2. If client and editor decide not to work together during initial consultation, the full deposit will be refunded [for clients who booked on Ko-fi].



    1. Every editing client will receive a free mock cover design with their service. This cover will be a front cover only. This cover will be designed by only the inspiration from the client’s book and Morgan Lee’s imagination.

    2. If the client likes the cover designed and would like to use it for their book, they are able to commission [Morgan Lee] for a cost to do a full wrap and/or make any changes to the original file. The cost of this commission will be discussed on a case-by-case basis when the need arises.



    1. The client owns all the rights to their manuscript. No part of the manuscript or materials received by the editor [Morgan Lee] will be used in any form without the written permission of the owner [the author/client].

    2. The cover that Morgan Lee designs is the property of the author/client as a complimentary gift, but Morgan Lee must be cited as the cover designer. Morgan Lee also reserves the right to display the cover on the website as the cover’s designer.




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By signing below, you state that you agree to all the terms and conditions of this contract. If there is any clarification needed, please contact Morgan Lee before signing the contract.



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