I’ve been inspired by all the wonderful, skills-focused CPD around lately and decided it’s time for me, too, to throw my hat into the ring.

Today I am really excited to let you know about my new webinar series: The Hydrated Translator. As an expert tea-maker, I decided to share my insights with my colleagues so everyone can benefit from the hydrating effect of tea. After all, a hydrated translator is a happy translator, and a happy translator is a successful translator!

More details will follow shortly, but here are some initial details for the impatient. 😉

In three 45-minute webinars, I will share my extensive knowledge on how to brew the perfect tea for translators. I have extensive experience in brewing tea: after all, I have been doing it my entire life. And I am a translator, of course. I have also honed my expertise through regular practice and specialisation.

  • In the first webinar, we will look at the importance of tea in the life and daily work of a translator, and precisely why being a hydrated translator is so important. Then we put the first part of what we have learned into practice: under my guidance, we will put water in the kettle and turn it on.
  • In the second webinar, we will go into the real art of making tea: the brewing. We will look at how best to put the hot water in the teapot and let it brew for a while.
  • In the final webinar, we will pour out the tea, add the milk of whatever plant, tree, or creature we prefer, as desired, and enjoy!

I am really looking forward to this webinar and would appreciate it if you share these details on social media with the hashtag #xl8hydr8 to ensure as many translators as possible can join the hydrated translator movement!


Also starting today, 1st April, 2016, I will also be offering life coaching to translators with a particular focus on tea. You can benefit from my expertise in making tea through weekly telephone chats to talk about the tea you’ve been brewing and how you can improve your tea making. I will also grant all coaching clients access to the exclusive Translator’s Tea-Making Toolkit – a limited-access Facebook group full of light, happiness, fluff, woo, and tea.

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About the Author:

Rose Newell is a British-born, Berlin-based copywriter and translator specialising in high end and high tech. Rose works exclusively with direct clients, mostly located in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. This blog is a labour of love for colleagues, not a sales funnel for paid membership groups, webinars, seminars, courses or coaching services. As one of those who has consistently spoken out against instagurus, readers can trust this blog will never be monetised. Truly successful translators have no need for the pittance generated by such activities.


  1. maryam 27/04/2016 at 12:49 am - Reply

    Yes! I love this. Tea plays a big part of my daily work routine. Glad there are others who share my passion for tea 🙂

  2. Magda 02/04/2016 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    How creative Rose! I just love how translators combine their skills to offer new services. Good luck with the series.:) Now, I need to come up with something too. LOL

  3. Martina 01/04/2016 at 10:58 am - Reply

    Sign me up! Sounds like an amazing series of webinars. Maybe the next one could be about coffee? 🙂

  4. Richard 01/04/2016 at 10:15 am - Reply

    About time something like this was offered. I have been getting increasingly annoyed by all those coffee comments from translators- “coffee is a food group”, “a translator is a finely honed machine that turns coffee into translated texts”, coffee this and coffee that.

    As someone who doesn’t actually like coffee, I have been feeling increasingly marginalised- add to that the fact that tea is actually far better for you than coffee, and this is definitely the sort of webinar that has been missing!

  5. Valerij Tomarenko 01/04/2016 at 10:15 am - Reply

    It might be serendipity, but I am glad we both chose the right announcement date https://www.facebook.com/valerij.tomarenko/posts/1083509631672530

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