sabine kortals stein, principal

writer * editor * German-to-English translator

sabine kortals stein, principal

writer | editor | communications professional | translator

verfasserin | editorin | kommunikationsstrategin | übersetzerin 

A Boulder native, I reside in the Colorado Rockies and in northern Germany. Say hello, and let's talk about your project or initiative: sabine(at)sabineink(dot)com

As Principal of SabineInk, LLC since 2012, I like to think I have a way with words. I love the written word, the spoken word...and that well-chosen words can conjure an image or an emotion, create buzz and inspire action. 

I develop impact stories across industries and causes; and I write/ghostwrite, edit and translate (German into English) books, publications, articles, blogs, grants and other content for organizations, trailblazers and authors. As a freelance journalist, my writing credits further include hundreds of feature articles and classical music reviews for Colorado Public Radio (CPR Classical), The Denver Post, The Denver Business Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, The Aspen Times, Architecture & Design of the West, Women’s Magazine, Woman ChangeMAKER, the Daily Camera and other publications. 


As a communications strategist, I also plan and create content that informs, persuades and engages diverse audiences...and grows brand value. Current responsibilities include thought leadership ghostwriting, blog and web writing, book writing and editing, and publications (e.g., annual reports, brochures and other marketing collateral); as well as positioning and messaging, media releases, grantwriting, social media engagement and other communications. Clients include authors, nonprofits, foundations, academic institutions, startups and other businesses. Previously, I served as Senior Communications Officer for The Colorado Trust and Editorial Director for Analyte Health. 


For counsel, coordination and completion of your communications initiative or literary idea, you've come to the right place!

@2020 by SabineInk, LLC

Recipient of the following fellowships: TRENDS Reporting Fellowship; Journalism Institute in Classical Music and Opera (National Endowment for the Arts); Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship; Transatlantic Journalist Exchange (Robert Bosch Foundation & Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations); Multicultural Health Seminar (Salzburg Global Seminar); Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership; and the Denver Community Leadership Forum.

University of Colorado Boulder:

M.A. (journalism & mass communication)

B.M. (piano performance)

B.S. (finance)


Bilingual English/German, based in Denver and Hamburg.