sabine kortals stein, principal

writer * editor * German-to-English translator

sabine kortals stein, principal

writer | editor | communications strategist

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.

As a communications strategist, I plan, develop and disseminate print and digital communications for internal and external audiences. As a storyteller across industries and causes, I also write/edit impactful content that engages and persuades diverse audiences, and grows brand reputation and value.


As a freelance journalist, my writing credits further include hundreds of feature articles and classical music reviews (e.g., Colorado Public Radio, Denver Business Journal, The Denver Post, The Christian Science Monitor, The Aspen Times, Daily Camera, Architecture & Design of the West and other publications).


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, social media engagement and other communications.

Additionally, I serve as Director of Communications for the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder. Previous positions include 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!

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Recipient of the following fellowships: Advanced Leadership Training Program (Regional Institute for Health & Environmental Leadership); Denver Community Leadership Forum (CU Denver School of Public Affairs); Journalism Institute in Classical Music & Opera (National Endowment for the Arts); Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program (Robert Bosch Foundation); Salzburg Global Seminar (Multicultural Health Session); Transatlantic Journalist Exchange (Robert Bosch Foundation & Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations)

University of Colorado Boulder:

MA journalism & mass communication

BM piano performance

BS finance

Bilingual English/German

Certificate of German Proficiency, Goethe Institute