Doris Ober was born in New York City in 1944, and detoured through the southwest in the 1960s on her way to the San Francisco Bay Area. She attended Texas Western College and Syracuse University.
She has been an author’s collaborator and independent editor since the 1980s, providing manuscript evaluations and consultations, and editing from light to extensive for fiction and non-fiction. For non-fiction only, she offers book proposals and full collaborations, ghostwritten or with cover credit. She is also managing editor of the West Marin Review, a literary and art journal published by Point Reyes Books and friends and neighbors in West Marin's rural community.