I like my contracts to be clean and crisp. I do not like my contracts to have hand written changes, strikes, etc. My mindset is this - if for some reason litigation were to arise I do not want a piece of paper full of hand written changes, additions, strikes to be seen by a judge. I think it looks messy and unprofessional. I had a client sign a proposal and mailed it to me. I never even looked at the proposal, just filed it away. Come to find out they HAND WROTE a statement on there as part of the job! Ok, Ok! Now it's time to insert a line that says "any handwritten changes, alterations, strikes, erasures, yadda yadda yadda, are null & Void....." Anyone else here have experiences with clients hand writing malarkey on your contracts and expecting them to be binding? (also) Anyone have a statement saying "this proposal supersedes all prior communications..."??