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Notary Solutions: Fixing A Bad Seal Impression

By Kelle Clarke on October 29, 2014 - Few things are more frustrating than getting through an otherwise flawless notarization, only to end up smudging your Notary seal impression to the point of illegibility. A Notary seal needs to be readable, so what do you do now?

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What Every Notary Needs To Know About Journals

By David Thun on October 16, 2014 - Answers to frequently asked questions about keeping a journal of notarial acts.

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Four FAQs From Notaries About Powers Of Attorney

By David Thun on September 25, 2014 - Here are answers to four of the most common questions Notaries ask when notarizing signatures involving powers of attorney.

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Five Tips For Dealing With Difficult Signers

By Kelle Clarke on September 18, 2014 - Here are a few helpful tips from experts and experienced Notaries to help you defuse signers who are emotional, angry or downright difficult.

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Three Questions For Notaries To Ask When Dealing With Foreign-Language Issues

By Dave Thun on September 11, 2014 - Notarizing a document written in a foreign language can be challenging. Find out what questions you should be asking before agreeing to the notarization.

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What If The Name On An ID Doesn’t Match The Name On The Document?

By David Thun on September 04, 2014 - Sometimes the name on a signer’s identification doesn’t exactly match the name on the document being signed. If you encounter a name discrepancy between an ID and a name on a document, here are some options.

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Four Answers That Will Help New Notaries Properly Complete Notarial Certificates

By David Thun on August 20, 2014 - Notaries who have been on the job for a year or less often encounter confusing scenarios with certificate wording. To help guide you through the process, the Notary Bulletin compiled answers for these commonly asked questions on the NNA Notary Hotline.

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I’m A New Notary. What Do I Do Now?

By Kelle Clarke on August 20, 2014 - You’ve finished your training, passed your state-mandated exam, and received your official Notary seal. You are an officially commissioned Notary Public. So…now what?

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Notarizing On The Job: What You And Your Boss Need To Know

By David Thun on August 06, 2014 - Many Notaries have full-time jobs and obtain their commissions as part of their job duties. Many employers have policies determining the circumstances under which their employees may perform notarizations in the workplace. If you are one of these Notaries, here are some important facts you need to know.

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Who May Ask To See A Notary Signing Agent's Journal Entries?

By David Thun on April 23, 2014 - Notary signing agents have a duty to protect the privacy of their customers — especially when someone asks to see the Notary’s journal entries.

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