So, you want to hire a freelancer?
I’m as happy as a clam!
Let me start off by telling you
All you need to know about who I am.
I’m an economist and writer,
Poet and author
Who loves data and research
Just as much as prose and verse
I am a professional with a desk and a chair
And the occasional pencil shaving in her hair
I have a pretty hectic schedule
So respecting my time: that’s kind of an unspoken rule
I can assure you that my quality of work is exceptional
And that I pay great attention to every detail
There’s no need to panic if, to your latest message, I haven’t replied
I promise I won’t miss a single deadline
I like emails, contracts
And impactful, interesting projects
I also appreciate clear, open communication.
Don’t worry — I bring my own inspiration and self-motivation.
Whether it’s a blog, whitepaper, marketing copy, or a script
Just tell me briefly about what you’re looking to create,
And I’ll conjure up something wonderful
In my own signature way.
Before we go any further,
These things must be clear
We don’t want to be caught in a tough spot
So let me just tell you who I am absolutely not:
I’m not a street vendor with whom you can bargain,
My prices are fixed based on expertise I’ve gained
I am not a friend you can call at 3 AM
I work 8 hours and the rest of the day is ‘Carpe Diem’
I am not someone who can lend you a helping hand
A personal editor or a proofreader on-demand
I’m not a substitute for spell check or a thesaurus
I’m running a business, thank you very much
I’m not a newbie who is figuring all this out
I had a comfortable, stable job but chose to take this route
I don’t need the ‘exposure’ — I need to be paid what I’m owed
Half upfront and half in the end — yep, that’s how this goes.
I can’t wait to work with you and help your brand grow
And I hope this partnership leads to so much more!
I love what I do and I want to do the best I can
So please respect what I’m good at and understand
That writing is more than just words — it is truly an art.
Now that we’re on the same page, we’ll be off to a great start!