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About Anna Codrea-Rado

I’m a journalist who writes about culture and technology and everything in-between. My writing has appeared in the New York Times, Guardian, Wired, the BBC and others. I’ve been working in the media for ten years, including on staff as an editor at the Guardian and Vice.

After losing my job as a news editor in a round of company-wide redundancies in 2017, I went freelance. In one year, I had a front-page byline in the New York Times, features in the Paris Review, New York Magazine and Wired, as well as a steady and reliable income.

I founded FJ&Co, a community and platform for freelancers, in order to help others also make a lucrative self-employed living. A subscription to The Professional Freelancer also supports the bigger ambition of FJ&Co, which is to make freelance journalism sustainable for all of us.