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

  • Lasse Bartels, University Hospital Zurich
  • Heiko Borchert, Borchert Consulting & Research AG
  • Miriam Compagnoni, University of Zurich
  • Daniel Ganz, Ganz Landschaftsarchitekten
  • Philippe Goldammer, Military Academy at ETH Zurich
  • Urs Grob, University of Zurich
  • Nora Huth-Stöckle, University of Wuppertal
  • Klaus Jonas, University of Zurich
  • Markus Landolt, University Children’s Hospital Zurich
  • Katharina Maag Merki, University of Zurich
  • Bertolt Meyer, Technische Universität Chemnitz
  • Beat Rechsteiner, University of Zurich
  • Larissa Schneebeli, Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW
  • Elmar Schlüter, Justus Liebig University Giessen
  • Tanja von Rotz, Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW
  • Volker Tschuschke, Medical Psychology, University Hospital of Cologne
  • Tilmann von Soest, University of Oslo
  • Agnes von Wyl, Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW
  • Helene Werner, University Children’s Hospital Zurich
  • Andrea Wullschleger, University of Applied Sciences and Arts FHNW
  • Lukas Zimmerli, Kantonsspital Olten
  • Regula Zueger, Military Academy at ETH Zurich

Recent Work 2023

Sociology, Political Science, Social Work
Medicine, Medical Professions, Public Health

Holzer, B. Oriane, R., Minder, C., & Zimmerli L. (2022). Motivation and personality factors of Generation Z high school students aspiring to study medicine. BMC Medical Education, 22, 31.

Grant Proposals, PhD dissertations, Abstracts, CVs, Reviews
  • Chicherio, R. (2023). Translation of CV.
  • Eder, L. (2023). Editing. Parts of doctoral dissertation. APA style corrections.
  • Von Wyl, A.(2023). Editing of a grant proposal. ZHAW, Departement Angewandte Psychologie
  • Von Wyl, A., & Chicherio, R. (2023). Translation of a grant application. ZHAW, Departement Angewandte Psychologie
  • Krüger, P. (2022). Research full proposal. Institut Sozialarbeit und Recht, Soziale Arbeit, Hochschule Luzern


Ellen Russon