Ellen Russon is an academic translator and editor specialized in translating texts from German to English and editing papers and texts written in English. She translates and edits for clients at universities, research institutes, research funding foundations, university hospitals, and more.

Ellen has over 20 years’ experience as a German-to-English translator in the social sciences. She also specializes in editing and proofreading manuscripts written in English for submission to journals and is well-versed in preparing manuscripts to conform to journals’ author guidelines, the APA style, ICJME style, Chicago style, and more.

Ellen has university degrees from the University of Zurich and Brandeis University. She is a native speaker of English but is also a dual national USA/CH. After completing her degree at the University of Zurich she worked as a psychologist in private practice in Switzerland for 9 years (former member of FSP, SKJP).

Ellen Russon

Ellen Russon, lic. phil.

German-to-English translator, Editor

Member, European Association of Science Editors (EASE)

Member, Council of Science Editors (CSE)

Recent Clients

  • Konstantin Bähr, Bildungsdirektion Kanton Zürich
  • Katja Bizjak, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)
  • Miriam Compagnoni, University of Zurich
  • Lars Roar Froyland, Norwegian Social Research, Oslo Metropolitan University
  • Daniel Ganz, Ganz Landschaftsarchitekten
  • Philippe Goldammer, Military Academy at ETH Zurich
  • Oliver Hämmig, University of Zurich
  • Martin Hänze, University of Kassel
  • Barbara Holzer, Center of Competence Multimorbidity Zurich
  • IJHE International Journal for the Historiography of Education
  • Klaus Jonas, University of Zurich
  • Peter Klaver, Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik Zürich
  • Krebsforschung Schweiz
  • Katharina Maag Merki, University of Zurich
  • Bertolt Meyer, TU Chemnitz
  • Kristina Miljeteig, University of Oslo
  • Andreas Pfister, Hochschule Luzern
  • Stefan Rieder, Interface Policy Studies Research Consulting
  • Elmar Schlüter, Justus Liebig University Giessen
  • Marianne Schüpbach, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Heidi Simone, Marie Meierhofer-Institut für das Kind
  • Svetlana Strobel, Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research (SAKK)

Recent Work

  • Bähr, K. (2019). Website texts, including “Early Childhood Current focus: Language,” Canton of Zurich Department of Education. Visit Website
  • Bildungsdirektion des Kantons Zürich. (2019).  Supporting early language acquisition: A practical guide.  View PDF
  • Compagnoni, M., & Losenno, K. (2020) “I’m the best! Or am I?”: Academic self-concepts and self-regulation in kindergarten. Frontline Learning Research.  View Article
  • Compagnoni, M., Sieber, V., & Job, V. (2020). Manuscript for journal submission on kindergarteners’ willpower theories and behavioral self-regulation. University of Zurich; TU Dresden.
  • Criblez, L. (2020). Secondary education in Switzerland.
  • Hänze, M., & Leiss, D. (2020). Paper on heuristic worked examples in mathematics teaching in lower secondary school. University of Kassel, Leuphana University of Lüneburg.
  • Hirt, C., Karlen, Y., & Maag Merki, K. (2020). Types of social help-seeking strategies in different and across specific task stages of a real, challenging long-term task and their role in academic achievement. Frontline Learning Research, 8(4), 74-111.  View Article
  • Klaver, P. (2020). Research project summaries for Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik Zürich.
  • IJHE International Journal for the Historiography of Education. (2019, 2020). Translation of editorials and article leads; editing.  View Journal
  • Maag Merki, K., Bühlmann, F., Kamm, C., Emmerich, M., & Truniger, A. (2020). Support of students in primary schools: A comparative case study in a selective education system. Journal of Curriculum Studies.   View Article
  • Maag Merki, K., Grob U., Rechsteiner, B., Rickenbacher, A. & Wullschleger, A. (in press, 2020). Regulation activities of teachers in secondary schools. In Oude Groote Beverborg, A., Maag Merki, K., Feldhoff, T., & Radisch, F. (Eds.), Concept and design developments in school improvement research. Springer.
  • Schudel, K., & Maag Merki, K. (in press, 2020). Taking composition and similarity effects into account: Theoretical and methodical suggestions for the analyses of nested school data in school improvement research. In Oude Groote Beverborg, A., Maag Merki, K., Feldhoff, T., & Radisch, F. (Eds.)., Concept and design developments in school improvement research. Springer.
  • Schüpbach, M., & Lilla, N, (2019). Extended education from an international comparative point of view. Introduction to Extended Education from an International Comparative Point of View: WERA-IRN Extended Education Conference Volume.  View Book
  • Thommen, D., Sieber, V., Grob, U., & Praetorius, A. (2020). Manuscript. Teachers’ motivational profiles and their longitudinal associations with teaching quality. University of Zurich.
  • Tröhler, D. (2020). Manuscript: Education and the nation.
  • Tröhler, D. (2019). Learning, progress, and the taming of change: The educational aspirations of the age of enlightenment. Book introduction, Bloomsbury Cultural History of Education.
  • Wicki, M.T. (2020). Medical end‐of‐life decisions for people with intellectual disabilities in Switzerland: Third survey. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 17(3), pp.232–238.  View Article
  • Wicki, M. (2020). Physical health of aging people with intellectual disabilities in residential homes in Switzerland. University of Applied Sciences of Special Needs Education Zurich.
  • Bizjak, K. (2019, 2020). Translations of webpages and image clip for ZHAW School of Applied Psychology.
  • Braune-Krickau, K., Schneebeli, L., Pehlke-Milde, J., Gemperle, M., Koch, R., & von Wyl, A. (2020). Smartphones in the nursery: Parental smartphone use, parenting, parent-child interaction, and child outcomes in early childhood (0-5 Years): A Literature Review. Zurich University of Applied Sciences.
  • Frøyland, L.R., Bakken, A. & von Soest, T. (2020). Physical fighting and leisure activities among Norwegian adolescents: Investigating co-occurring changes from 2015 to 2018. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 49, 2298–2310 (2020). View Article
  • Frøyland, L. R. (2020). Editing of section of PhD dissertation on adolescent physical violence.
  • Goldammer, P., Annen, H., Stöckli, P. l., Jonas, K. (2020). Careless responding in questionnaire measures: Detection, impact, and remedies. Leadership Quarterly, 31(4):101384.  View Article
  • Krenz, H. L, & Burtscher, M. J. (2020). Investigating voice in action teams: A critical review. Cognition, Technology & WorkView Article
  • Sabatella, F., & von Wyl, A. (2019). Improving work ability of mentally burdened emerging adults in vocational integration programs: A study protocol. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1391.  View Article
  • Tschuschke, V., Koemeda-Lutz, M., von Wyl, A., Crameri, A., & Schulthess, P. (2020). The impact of patients’ and therapists’ views of the therapeutic alliance on treatment outcome in psychotherapy. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 208(1), 56‒64.  View Article
  • von Soest, T., Luhmann, M., & Gerstorf, D. (2020). The development of loneliness through adolescence and young adulthood: Its nature, correlates, and midlife outcomes. Developmental Psychology, 56(10), 1919–1934.  View Article
  • von Wyl, A. (2020). Survey materials for Smart Toddlers Study. Applied Psychology, ZHAW.
  • von Wyl, A., Crameri, A., Bachmann, B., Studer, A., Wirz, & T. Wellmann, S. (2019). Manuscript. A comparison of mother-child and father-child interactions with preterm and full-term infants: Are fathers the better mothers with premature infants? Applied Psychology, ZHAW.
  • Wildbolz, C. (2019). Welcome to the IAP Institute of Applied Psychology. PowerPoint presentation. IAP Institute of Applied Psychology, ZHAW.
Epidemiology, Biostatics, and Prevention; Kinderschutz
  • Hämmig, O. (2020). Manuscript on over-indebtedness and health in Switzerland. Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, University of Zurich.
  • Jarczok, M., Knecht Krüger, B., Mitrovic, T., Gérard, G., & Jud, A. (2020). Care leaver needs and accessibility: Findings from the first large-scale project in Switzerland. Child and Family Social Work, 1–15. Competence Center Leaving Care, Bern.  View Article
  • Jud, A., Pfeiffer, E., & Jarczok, M. (2020). Epidemiology of violence against children in migration: A systematic literature review. Child Abuse & Neglect, 108, 104634.  View Article
  • Jud, A. (2020). Manuscript: Multisectoral response to child maltreatment in Switzerland for different age groups. Lucerne University of Sciences & Arts.
Cancer Research, Cancer Research Funding Foundations
  • SAKK Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research. (2020). SAKK annual report 2019.
  • Swiss Cancer Research foundation (SCR) and Swiss Cancer League (SCL). (2019, 2020). Cancer research in Switzerland. Swiss Cancer League. View PDF
  • Strobel, S. (2020). Evaluated an English translation for SAKK Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research.
Medicine, Medical Professions, Public Health
  • Franken, F. (2019). PowerPoint presentation: Leadership in the hospital: Theoretical and practical aspects and many personal observations by Brida von Castelberg. Prepared for NRP 74 Training programme for early career scientists: The Emerging Health Care Leader (EHCL) programme.
  • Holzer, B. Oriane, R., Minder, C., & Zimmerli L. (2020). Manuscript. Motivation and personality factors of Generation Z high school students aspiring to study human medicine. University Hospital Zurich, Kantonsspital Olten, Switzerland.
  • Siebenhüner K., Battegay, E., & Hämmig, O. (2020). Temporal work stressors and satisfaction with work, life, and health among health professionals in Switzerland. Swiss Medical Weekly, 150:w20175. View Article
Sociology, Political Science, Social Work
  • Gabriel, J. M. (2020). Pandemic lockdowns: A political science perspective.  View Paper
  • Kleinert, M., & Schlueter, E. (2019). Why and when do citizens support populist right-wing social movements? Development and test of an integrative theoretical model. Journal of Ethnic and Migration StudiesView Article
  • Pfister, A., Koschmieder, N., & Wyss, S. (2020; under review). Limited access to family-based addiction prevention services for socio-economically deprived families in Switzerland: a grounded theory study. International Journal for Equity in HealthView Article
  • Pfister, A., Georgi-Tscherry, P., Berger, F., & Studer, M. (2020). Participation of adults with cognitive, physical, or psychiatric impairments in family of origin and Intimate relationships: A grounded theory study. BMC Public Health, 20(642), 1-14.  View Article
  • Schlüter, E. (2020). Report on antisemitism for a foundation. Justus-Liebig-University Giessen.
  • Borchert, H. (2020). Looking beyond the abyss: Eight scenarios on the post COVID-19 business landscape.  View PDF
  • Ganz, D. (2019, 2020). Website texts on landscape architecture projects. Ganz Landschaftsarchitekten, Zürich.  View Website Texts
  • Sievert, T. (2020). Business practices under COVID-19. Assessment & Development Consulting.
Grant Proposals, PhD dissertations, Abstracts, CVs, Reviews
  • Fuchs, G. (2020). Extramural review of academic promotion candidate. Hochschule Luzern.
  • Krenz, H. (2020). Editing of parts of PhD dissertation on voice in action teams.
  • Liang, S. (2020). Editing of parts of PhD dissertation on social identity theory and employees during M&A.
  • Meyer, B. (2020). Grant proposal. Institut für Psychologie, Technische Universität Chemnitz.
  • Pfister, A. (2020). Abstract for World Congress Public Health. Hochschule Luzern.
  • von Wyl, A. (2019). Research project proposal. Applied Psychology, ZHAW.
  • Wegge, J. (2020). Grant proposal. Institute of Work-, Organisational- and Social Psychologie, TU Dresden.
Literatur- und Kulturwissenscaft

Bamert, M. (2020.). PhD dissertation abstract. ETH Zurich.


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