Meredith Jaffé majored in English Literature and Sociology and for nine years worked in an insurance company and later as a recruiter. She was the Books Editor of the online women's magazine The Hoopla for three years before the magazine closed in March 2015.
Along the way, she was a member of the expert panel that selects the longlist for the Australian Book Industry Awards and chaired panels, presented workshops and interviewed fellow writers for various literary festivals. She volunteers at The Footpath Library where she is the Ambassador Program Coordinator enlisting writers to share the joy of reading with homeless people. She also runs their national EPIC! writing competition for school children.