Corrections and Cross Outs
In many instances the notary must cross out certain words or make corrections to a document. In any case where this is required the notary must initial in the margins of the document near the line where the cross out or correction was made. It is a best practice to have the signer initial these as well.
Often, an acknowledgement or jurat will require cross outs of the words he/she/they, his/her/their pronouns to select the correct pronoun. For these, the notary must cross out the pronouns that do not apply and initial in the margin near the same lines that the cross out appears. For these cross outs it is not necessary to have the signer initial as well.