LANCE is a newsletter about the highs and lows of working for yourself.

It’s written by me, Anna Codrea-Rado, a journalist, author and podcaster. 

What subscribers say

I really like your newsletter .... and I’m not even a freelancer. 

– Jessica Reed, Guardian US features editor

Excellent newsletter​

– Rossalyn Warren, freelance journalist for the Guardian, Vox, CNN

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– Katie Bain, freelance culture writer for Billboard, VICE, and RBMA

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– Lucy Lucraft, freelance journalist for Red, the Telegraph and the Express

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– Kathryn Conway, editor and writer


About me

Hi! I’m Anna. I’m a journalist who writes about business, culture and technology. My writing appears in the New York Times, Guardian, Wired, the BBC, Monocle and many 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 started writing this newsletter when I first went freelance as a place to document my journey into the unknown that was self-employment. Since then, it’s grown into a community and platform for fighting for the better treatment of freelancers everywhere.