Vera Borisovna graduated from the German department of the faculty of Romano-Germanic philology of the Voronezh State University (1981).
Vera Zherdeva was a teacher of the secondary school in Terekhovo village, Voronezh region (1981-1982), teacher of the extended day group in secondary school No. 11 in Voronezh (1982-1984), methodologist of the House of Culture and Engineering Technicians (1984 - January 1986). She worked as a teacher, senior lecturer of the Department of foreign language and translation technology of Voronezh Polytechnic Institute / Voronezh State Technical University (1986-1992, since 1996).
Since 2002 she has been organizing and conducting annual competitions of poetic translations in the Voronezh State Technical University. Since 2004, the head (together with Roman Nikolaevich Butov) of the poetic club of the Voronezh State Technical University, which since 2007 is called "Poeteh".