The issue of copyright is one of the most heavily-debated in the writing world. Authors, especially young ones, tend to be sort of clueless in this area, and often take advice from those who also don't know what they're talking about. So I'm here to set the record straight.
It seems as if this is one of the most unasked questions amongst aspiring authors. They either start looking for an editor much too soon, or they look for them much too late, and miss personal deadlines as a result.