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Morgan Lee Indie Author Services



  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 and inline edits. The focus is only on the big picture and will not make a 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—in-text citations and an editorial report.


  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 the syntax and whether a sentence needs to be trimmed or tightened.” – Quoted from Archway Publishing website:



  1. Reader Reaction Report (Higher level beta reading): $150

    1. This report is a mix of beta reading and critique partnering. It is less than a developmental or line edit because no correction will be made to 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.


  1. Basic Formatting: $125 flat rate

    1. If you’re like me, you want to focus on writing your book and not formatting a manuscript for publication. I have figured out all the hard work for you. I will format your manuscript to get it ready for publication on the platform of your choice. I only do basic formatting and layout.


Any other project 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 a deposit upfront. Booking on the website will not allow a deposit to be made. Therefore, the deposit will be collected after the 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 the editor [Morgan Lee] and the client agree on a final price. Once Morgan Lee receives the final payment, the document will be sent 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. The editor [Morgan Lee] and the client will make any special payment arrangements.


      1. Subscribers, followers, and friends are eligible for a special discount of 15% off the standard price.

      2. That pricing is available if the client needs special pricing due to financial hardship. This special pricing is defined as ‘pay what you can.’ The editor [Morgan Lee] and the client will agree on a fair and doable price for both parties.

      3. For clarification on subscriber/friend discount eligibility, 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 two weeks minimum and a maximum of 4 weeks.

    3. Developmental and line editing will take 4-6 weeks, depending on the word count.

    4. If the client requires a faster turnaround time, please discuss this 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.

    5. ADHD CLAUSE: Morgan Lee has ADHD. Procrastination is my kryptonite. If you are on a tight deadline, please consider making your return date one week to two weeks BEFORE you actually need your manuscript back. I also advise you to refrain from telling me this is a buffer date to ensure I give myself ample time to complete your edit in a timely manner successfully.



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

    2. If the client and editor decide not to work together during the 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 with only 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 can 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. Therefore, 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 basic front 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 if the cover is shared on social media. Likewise, Morgan Lee must be cited as the cover designer if a full wrap is commissioned. Morgan Lee also reserves the right to display the cover on the website as the cover’s designer.



    1. When you submit your manuscript to me for editing, please format the document in the following format:

      1. 12 pt. font

      2. Times New Roman or Garamond

      3. Double spaced

      4. 1-inch margins

      5. No extra space between paragraphs

      6. Do not add page numbers

      7. Indent each paragraph

      8. Indicate scene breaks with any of the following *** ~~~ --- (The only requirement is to make sure your breaks are clearly indicated.)

    2. If your document does not meet these requirements, I will ask you to re-format and send it again. If I have to reformat your document, an additional charge will be added to your final invoice.


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By signing below, the client states that they agree to all the terms and conditions of this contract. Please get in touch with Morgan Lee before signing the contract if any clarification is needed.


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