Ebru Erbaş was born in Istanbul in 1972. She graduated from Istanbul Notre Dame de Sion French Private High School, and Marmara University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration (French). She has worked in the private sector as a manager for many years. She has been translating, editing, and producing editorial since high school. She received the Notre Dame de Sion (NDS) Literature Award for her translation of Dostoyevsky be Damned by Atiq Rahimi in 2017. Erbaş has also translated The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe by Romain Puertolas who received the 2016 NDS Alumni Literature Award. In addition to her translated work, she has also authored a children’s book titled Kartal Belediye Plajı ve Mandalina Bahçeleri (Kartal Municipality Beach and Tangerine Orchards).

Ebru Erbaş has been granted the 2019 Talât Sait Halman Translation Award for her translation of Compass (Pusula) by Mathias Énard.