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Friday, July 29, 2011

BLOG - Update to the Deletion of my Notary Profile/Account

argue.jpgI finally got a response to my emails and public posting. It seems that the decision was made that I was no longer in business *BECAUSE* my voice mail asks that "all signing services, title companies and mortgage companies remove my name from their data base, as I no longer perform signings, however, I continue to do general notarizations."

Apparently, Jeremy doesn't consider general notarizations a "service" and claims that I'm sending mixed signals. I guess he doesn't realize that a number of us read the writing on the wall a long time ago and quit performing loan signings when the companies began dropping the fees drastically, although our costs continued, and still continue, to rise.

I was a Notary Public long before I was ever a signing agent. I am proud to offer general notary services to the public -- except for the mother the other morning that began calling at 6:00 a.m. and called back about every 4-5 minutes needing a form notarized for her daughter for American Idol. For her I finally shut my phone off, because if the mother didn't know, the daughter certainly knew long before 6:00 a.m. of the day the form needed to be turned in.
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12:51 pm mdt 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Notary Numbers Site - shame on you!

BullhornShame on you Jeremy, owner of the *notary numbers site*. For about seven years now, I've had a paid listing on your numbers site for my notary services. In fact, my renewal was due to have taken place in August. 

Imagine my surprise when I received your July 16 email with the subject: "Your *notary number* listing has been deleted" and the body of the email stating that my "listing has been deleted because Notary is no longer in business based on what we know." 

"Based on what you know" means that you know $hit, because I am still, and have been in business since 1992 !!!! I have been a notary in good standing with the Colorado Secretary of State since 1993. I pay quarterly business taxes, have a business checking account, business letterhead and biz cards.

Okay, mistakes and misunderstandings happen. What has me so hot and irritated is the fact that you have made the decision to ignore my emails asking you to clarify the deletion of my listing.

You and your site display a complete lack of professionalism and *business* courtesy.
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10:58 am mdt 

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With a typing speed of 120 wpm, Carolyn Bodley began offering independent contractor/secretarial and transcription services to the Denver metro legal community in 1992.

I am not a court reporter or medical transcriptionist and I don't videotape depositions -- I'm strictly a legal transcriptionist which means putting spoken words on paper. All my transcripts contain a certification stating that to the best of my knowledge, belief and ability, the audio/video I received has not been altered in any way, and the transcript is true, accurate and complete. I have never been advised that a court rejected one of my audio or video transcripts. If my transcript is rejected by the court, you will be reimbursed in full for my services. Because I certify that the transcript is true and complete, the entire audio/video must be transcribed--I am unable to transcribe "just a portion" that you need. 

I guarantee that your transcripts will be typed confidentially, accurately and with attention to detail at a fair price.

  • Discovery is often turned over in a format other than hard copy. This discovery includes, but is not limited to, recorded telephone conversations, police interviews, depositions, investigations, witness statements, and more. The audio and video "words" need to be put to paper, and your already overworked legal staff often don't have the skills, equipment, the inclination or the time.
  • Discovery is often the deciding factor of whether a case goes to trial. Most of us hear, but do we listen? Recently I transcribed a video that had been viewed and listened to several times and by several people before I transcribed it. There was a one sentence statement that not one person caught -- this one sentence was not the only reason the case was dismissed one day before trial--however, it carried quite a bit of weight -- and I'm the only one that "heard" it. Had the video never been transcribed, how many other words would never have been heard?

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