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
  • Andreas Jud, Hochschule Luzern
  • Paula Krüger, Hochschule Luzern
  • Katharina Maag Merki, University of Zurich
  • Andreas Pfister, Hochschule Luzern
  • Beat Rechsteiner, University of Zurich
  • Elmar Schlueter, Justus Liebig University Giessen
  • Swiss Cancer League
  • Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research SAKK
  • Volker Tschuschke, Sigmund Freud University Berlin
  • Tilmann Von Soest, University of Oslo
  • Agnes von Wyl, Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW
  • Lukas Zimmerli, Kantonsspital Olten

Recent Work 2021

Sociology, Political Science, Social Work
Epidemiology, Biostatics, and Prevention; Kinderschutz
Cancer Research, Cancer Research Funding Foundations
  • SAKK Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research. (2021). SAKK annual report 2020.
  • Swiss Cancer Research foundation (SCR) and Swiss Cancer League (SCL). (2019, 2020, 2021). Cancer research in Switzerland. Swiss Cancer League.
Medicine, Medical Professions, Public Health
  • Holzer, B. Oriane, R., Minder, C., & Zimmerli L. (2021). Motivation and personality factors of Generation Z high school students aspiring to study medicine. University Hospital Zurich, Kantonsspital Olten.
  • Interface Politikstudien. (2021). Executive Summary of a commissioned report for FOPH (BAG).
  • Borchert, H., & Strobl, J. (Eds.). (2021). Storms ahead: The future geoeconomic world order. Raiffeisen Bank International.
  • Ganz, D. (2020, 2021). Website texts on landscape architecture projects. Ganz Landschaftsarchitekten, Zürich.
  • Sievert, T. (2021). Development Assessment Report. Sievert Assessment & Development Consulting.
Grant Proposals, PhD dissertations, Abstracts, CVs, Reviews
  • Bestvater, H. (2021). Diploma supplements. Interkantonale Hochschule für Heilpädagogik Zürich.
  • Meyer, B. (2020). Grant proposal. Institut für Psychologie, Chemnitz University of Technology.
  • von Wyl, A. (2021). Evaluation of an English translation. Applied Psychology, ZHAW.


Ellen Russon