Going through the maze of paperwork and steps is torture when you apply for a copyright. The paperwork and all you have to do in order can overwhelm you. So when applying, let a professional help you to do all the legwork right. Hire an attorney and leave the work to him while you sit back and wait for the copyright to be done.A lawyer has a lot of staff whose only job is to help you get your registration done right. If there is a problem the lawyer does not get flabbergasted like you would, and would know what to do. It takes a lawyer much less time to get the same thing done as he or she knows what to do. Everyone should do what they do best. Work would be so much better. A lawyer does not try to write, he leaves that to you. Why would you think you can do a good job at the copyright office?You have written a great work that needs to be protected. And the best person for that would be a lawyer. If one paper out of the lot in your application is missing, then the copyright office will reject the whole application. You will need to start the whole process over again. If you send your manuscript without the application and fee it might get placed in the Library of Congress. It is not going to return from that, so you will have to send new ones the next time.Imagine the mental tension that will go through you mind. Leave alone the time the whole process will take out of your writing. You could be well on your way to your next book, in the time it would take you to apply for a copyright yourself. Why try something that you will probably be doing for the first time. Is it worth the time and effort? And if you have done it before, you probably don’t want to go through the nightmare again. Let a lawyer handle your case in a professional manner.