Author Archives: Tim Gatewood

About Tim Gatewood

55+, male, widowed (May 2016). Mobile notary public and signing agent, freelance writer, and ordained minister. Science fiction and fantasy fan, willing servant to cats, avid reader and collector of books and other stuff. Please see my websites (including this blog and others) for more info on me and what I think about the issues of the day.

To Notaries in Georgia

To Notaries in Georgia Who Want to be Notary Signing Agents — by Tim Gatewood I have a soft spot for Georgia, as it’s where my mom’s family is from, going back several generations. So, please accept the following as … Continue reading

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Beware of Debt Resolution Presentations

Some signing services are now diversifying by offering assignments to do debt settlements or debt resolution presentations. While these appear to be just another type of assignment, they are not. As Patrick Manning recently commented in a notary group on … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the National Notary Association 

There is no state rule or law that requires you to get services through the National Notary Association (NNA). So, why is the NNA the one source so many signing services, title companies, and lenders require for certification and background … Continue reading

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Can I Accept This as an I.D. for Notary Purposes?

Notaries need to know the laws and rules in our respective states in order to avoid making mistakes as we deal with the public. We also need to know relevant federal laws and regulations as they relate to things such … Continue reading

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How Do I Become a Notary Signing Agent?

You have to start with knowing everything in your state’s notary handbook. If you don’t have one, try googling the name of your state and notary handbook to see if there is one available. Some states don’t have a notary … Continue reading

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