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Nathaniel Elcock
Lecturer in Translation



Nathaniel Elcock trained as a translator and conference interpreter at the University of Leeds, having studied languages at York. He teaches the fourth-year French, German and theoretical translation modules, drawing on his experience as a translator and interpreter. Working both with agencies and clients direct, he has undertaken projects for some of the world’s largest and most well-known organisations. He has particular experience in the fields of intellectual property, mechanical engineering and nuclear power.

Nathaniel also provides occasional training on the MA interpreting programmes in the Centre for Translation Studies at the University of Leeds. He was formerly Tutor in Interpreting at the University of Sheffield, and Project Assistant of the National Network for Interpreting (NNI) and the National Network for Translation (NNT), both of which form part of the government-funded 'Routes into Languages' programme. This role involved organising careers and training events, and providing advice to people considering a career in language services. Nathaniel is a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL) and the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI).


  • University of York
    BA (Hons), French, German and Linguistic Science
  • University of Leeds
    MA, Conference Interpreting and Translation Studies



  • University of York, Department of Language and Linguistic Science
    Lecturer in Translation
  • Aardvark Language Services Ltd
    Managing Director
  • National Networks for Interpreting and Translation
    Honorary Secretary


  • University of Sheffield, School of Languages and Cultures
    Tutor in Interpreting
  • Universities of Leeds and Salford - the National Networks for Interpreting and Translation
    Joint Network Project Assistant



  • Translation methodology and practice - French (F09H)
  • Translation methodology and practice - German (G11H)

Contact details

Nathaniel Elcock
Lecturer in Translation
Department of Language and Linguistic Science
Vanbrugh College B Block
Room: V/B/122