Author Archives: Tim Gatewood

About Tim Gatewood

55+, male, widowed/single. Customs Broker, Notary Public, Signing Agent, Writer, and Ordained Minister. #catdaddy Science fiction and fantasy fan, avid reader, Founder of the Darrell Awards. Author of _Getting Started As A Notary Signing Agent_ (available from https://notarymemphis.wordpress.com/books). Please be kind to one another.

Saturday Thoughts On Notary Signing Agent Fees

This article is part of a series on notary fees and on how to decide what to charge. One issue that comes up when notaries mention many of the signing services on Facebook (or in other social media spaces) is … Continue reading

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Closed Until Christmas

Due to my full-time job, my available hours for notary services have already been reduced to Saturday only. Last night, my employer advised us that we would be working 14 hours of overtime per week for the next three weeks, … Continue reading

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Update on Notary Memphis

As reported here last July, I found a full-time job, leading to my reducing the hours when I provide notary services, both general notary work directly with the public and notary signing agent work for clients. To update my status, … Continue reading

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On Standardized Fees

Why an Industry-Wide List of Standard Fees for NSAs is Not Available First, that would be price-fixing and probably illegal. Second, you’d have people who were quite happy to work for 5 or 10 dollars less if it meant they … Continue reading

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How I Eliminated No-shows on Mobile Notary Work

How I Eliminated No-shows on Mobile Notary Work 1. For Notary Signing Agent work, I don’t print documents or travel to the signers unless I confirm the appointment with them myself. Two exceptions: If the client refuses to provide a … Continue reading

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