Author Archives: Tim Gatewood

About Tim Gatewood

55+, male, widowed. Mobile Notary Public and Signing Agent, Freelance Writer, and Ordained Minister. Willing servant to cats. Science fiction and fantasy fan, avid reader, Founder of the Darrell Awards. Author of _Getting Started As A Notary Signing Agent_ (available from Please be kind to one another.

Taking a Break from Notary Memphis

This is to announce that I have landed a full-time job. Starting on Monday, July 9th, I will be working for FedEx Trade Networks as a broker. As this is a big change from what I have been doing for … Continue reading

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Doing Market Research Before You Launch Your NSA Business

Notaries who are considering becoming notary signing agents (NSAs) need to do research on their market conditions before they launch their business. You won’t know if it makes sense to spend the money for training or certification or background checks … Continue reading

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How to Land Title Company Work

How to Land Title Company Work When You Are a Notary Signing Agent by Tim Gatewood, CNSA, PLSA One of the most frequently asked questions seen in the notary groups on Facebook is : How do I get work directly … Continue reading

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States With Remote Notary Laws

STATES WITH REMOTE NOTARY LAWS VA and Montana have remote notary laws fully implemented; MT limits theirs to in-state notarization; VA allows their notaries and their signers to be anywhere. (Some VA remote notaries were active at the 2018 NNA … Continue reading

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Education for NSAs

A notary signing agent (NSA) is a mobile notary with special education and training to handle real estate document assignments. It’s important that a notary who is thinking about becoming an NSA has a well-developed plan to get the education … Continue reading

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