What's a better way of saying "I'm willing to sign a confidentiality agreement immediately" that conveys that my willingness to sign an agreement immediately is for their benefit but doesn't sound desperate, urgent, or like I'm demanding that they send me the agreement immediately?

  • It sounds a bit urgent. It would be appropriate if the person was asking for a quick or immediate response, otherwise, you should say more appropriately "as requested" or "when needed."
    – Karlomanio
    Commented Jan 24, 2019 at 20:22
  • Why not just end the sentence with agreement? Do you have any particular reason for having to specify a time frame? Commented Jan 25, 2019 at 17:23
  • Jason - I'm trying to convey that I'm willing to sign an agreement as soon as I receive it rather than dragging my feet because I'm not serious or not making it a priority, as has happened to them in the past and wasted their time.
    – Tori N.
    Commented Jan 25, 2019 at 20:52

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Try at your convenience:

I can sign a confidentiality agreement at your convenience.

Here's one definition:

When one has the time to do something. No rush, you can fill out that paperwork at your convenience.

This phrase works because it puts considerations of timing to the other party. It focuses on their benefit rather than your own, while conveying that you'll make yourself available when it's convenient for them. It's polite and doesn't presume when is best for them.

This phrase is modifiable with earliest to signal that you'd be available as soon as they could get to it: at your earliest convenience. That said, readers will read this as more urgent, so I'd only use the additional adjective if you want to convey polite urgency.

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