Category Archives: Opinions

What’s the Point of Getting a Document Notarized?

One of the most misunderstood aspects of being a notary public is why documents are notarized. I hear so many people say things that show that they don’t know what it’s about or what it means.  While the most common … Continue reading

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My Advice to New Notary Signing Agents 

My Advice to New Notary Signing Agents — by Tim Gatewood, CNSA, PLSA Know your state’s laws and rules inside & out before you even consider offering notary services to the public. The Notary Law Institute and the National Notary … Continue reading

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I am a Writer 

I am a Writer.  This means I get ideas from all over the place and I write down those that interest me, as well as those I find helpful or educational or truthful. If you ask me a question or … Continue reading

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What is Being Notarized?

What Is Being Notarized? It is easy to get into a discussion (or argument) about differences that do not matter, especially online. Some days, it feels like we are back in medieval times, arguing over how many angels can dance … Continue reading

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Essential Books for American Notaries

As a notary public, you have a responsibility to educate yourself on the duties of the office. While a few of the larger states have some classes and required exams, most states seem to leave the matter of notary education … Continue reading

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