Ruth Ben-Or

Freelance Biography Writer & Annual Report Writer

Location:London, London, United Kingdom
2 Skills
Qualified librarian, experienced proof-reader and editor, fluent Hebrew, competent French and some German.

Self - employed 2004 - present
Proof-reader and editor
English and Hebrew tutor

P&D Plumbing Co. 1993 - 1998
Secretary and PA in family business

Bournemouth Reform Synagogue 1993 - 1995
Volunteer teacher

Bel-Gar Ltd. Scientific Exports, Jerusalem
English-language editor and secretary. Duties included correspondence with writers and publishers, sourcing authors, translation, proof-reading and editing material for publication abroad.

History of Science Library, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem 1985 - 1986
Librarian and secretary. Catalogued and indexed books, scientific papers and periodicals. Translator for Hebrew-speaking staff and overseas guests.

Volunteer Librarian, Leo Baeck College, London 1983
Organised catalogue of English and Hebrew theological, historical and literary works.

Editor and secretary, Ministry of Finance, Jerusalem 1982 - 1983
Translated press releases for publication in English-language media. Edited government publications for circulation to tourists and immigrants. Interpreted for visitors.


The BEST Centre, Poole 2011
ECDL course

The Hebrew University, Jerusalem 1983 - 1985
Diploma course in Library and Information Science

World Union of Jewish Students, Arad, Israel 1982
Hebrew language, Jewish studies and history, A level equivalent

University of Essex, Colchester 1978- 1981
BA English and European literature