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

  • Heiko Borchert, Borchert Consulting & Research AG
  • Miriam Compagnoni, University of Zurich
  • Nadine Eggimann, Military Academy ETH Zurich
  • Daniel Ganz, Ganz Landschaftsarchitekten
  • Philippe Goldammer, Military Academy at ETH Zurich
  • Urs Grob, University of Zurich
  • Cornelia Hagmann, University Hospital Zurich
  • Klaus Jonas, University of Zurich
  • Andreas Jud, Hochschule Luzern
  • Paula Krüger, Hochschule Luzern
  • Andrea Lanfranchi, University of Teacher Education in Special Needs HfH
  • Katharina Maag Merki, University of Zurich
  • Bertolt Meyer, Technische Universität Chemnitz
  • Maria Petrou, Justus Liebig University Giessen
  • Beat Rechsteiner, University of Zurich
  • Elmar Schlüter, Justus Liebig University Giessen
  • Larissa Schneebeli, Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW
  • Tanja von Rotz, Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW
  • Tilmann Von Soest, University of Oslo
  • Agnes von Wyl, Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW
  • Andrea Wullschleger, University of Applied Sciences and Arts FHNW

Recent Work 2022

Sociology, Political Science, Social Work
  • Schlüter, E. (2022). Explaining immigrants‘ social distance towards natives: A multilevel mediation approach across 37 immigrant groups in Germany. Institute of Sociology, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen.
  • Schmitz, S., & Krüger, P. (2022). Children’s emotional well-Being, difficulties, and aggressive behaviour during the First COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in German-speaking Switzerland. School of Social Work, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts – School of Social Work, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Petrou, M. (2022). What L2 speakers say about the accommodation strategies of L1 speakers: Applying CAT to narrations on intergroup interactions in Germany. Justus Liebig University of Giessen.
  • Portmann, R., Mitrovic, T., Gonthier, H., Kosirnik, C., Knüsel, R., & Jud, A. (2022). Do socio-structural factors influence the incidence and reporting of child neglect? An analysis of multi-sectoral national data from Switzerland. Children and Youth Services Review, 14(4), 106560.
Epidemiology, Biostatics, and Prevention; Kinderschutz

Jud, A., Mitrovic, M., Portmann, R., Gonthier, H., Fux, E., Koehler, J., Kosimik, C., & Knüsel, R. (2021). Multi-sectoral response to child maltreatment in Switzerland for different age groups: Varying rates of reported incidents and gaps in identification. Child Abuse and Neglect, 111, 10478.

Cancer Research, Cancer Research Funding Foundations
Medicine, Medical Professions, Public Health
Grant Proposals, PhD dissertations, Abstracts, CVs, Reviews
  • Hagmann, C. (2022). Editing of a grant proposal. Dept. of Neonatology, University Hospital Zurich.
  • Krüger, P. (2022). Research full proposal. Institut Sozialarbeit und Recht, Soziale Arbeit, Hochschule Luzern.


Ellen Russon