Jenny Forbes wrote:
I certainly wouldn't charge for sending a certificate of accuracy produced by the client and signed by me, but if the client needs you to attend a notary's office and get the document certified there, the notary makes a charge which you have to pay - and you may have travel expenses to and from the notary's office as well. In that case, it is only fair for you to recharge those costs to the client, with the documentary evidence of your expenses.
When a trip to the notary is required, I charge the notary's fee, travelling expenses (private transport, so at an agreed per km rate) and reimbursement for the time actually spent at the notary (i.e. including any wasted waiting time) at my standard hourly rate - after all, the time spent/wasted at the notary is time I could be spending in front of the computer translating for someone else.
I also wouldn't charge for signing a certificate of accuracy.