Professional Health & Medical Writer
Creating credible, evidence-based, accessible health content for peak bodies, national organisations and global companies. I’ll help you connect with patients and the wider community, so you can be seen as the trusted health authority in your field.
Want engaging health copy that draws upon the latest research?
Need help writing patient resources?
Require help translating complex medical information into easy-to-understand copy?
You need me.
I’m Nerissa and I’m a health communications specialist and experienced health and medical writer. I have over 25 years’ experience writing for various industries, and over 13 years’ experience writing health and medical content.
Brands I’ve written for include Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Macular Disease Foundation Australia, Bupa, Defence Health, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, and TerryWhiteChemmart Pharmacies.
I help you connect with your patients with…
- AHPRA-compliant copy
- Health and medical writing
- Credible research
- SEO web copy
- SEO blog writing
- Patient resources
- Health content planning
- Tone of Voice guidelines
- Editing and proofreading
My services include…
- Thoroughly researched content, sourced from reputable institutions and organisations
- Links to scientific studies
- Complex medical information translated into engaging health content
- In-text references
- Full list of references
- Patient-centred language
I work with…
- Global and national peak health organisations
- International institutions
- National brands
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Medical companies
- Health funds
- Corporate wellness companies
- Marketing and digital agencies
- Medium-large sized businesses
- Allied health professionals
- Medical practitioners
Some fun facts…
I prefer coffee over tea, but always drink peppermint tea before heading to bed.
Roger Federer is my favourite tennis player EVER. He is the GOAT. No question. I even wrote a blog post about him.
I can pretty much recite the script of ‘Fawlty Towers’. The episode with Mrs Richards is my favourite.
And did I mention I’m working on my first novel?
I’m also easy to work with, meet all deadlines, and have lots of happy clients.
So, if you’re ready for health content your clients will love, contact me today or connect with me on:
Highly recommend The Melbourne Health Writer. Nerissa was able to create copy that fit perfectly with the brief of professional, informative but casual voice of a medical practitioner. Not an easy task, but she nailed it on the first draft.
I recently engaged Nerissa Bentley to help me write short copy to promote an online course I am running. I chose Nerissa because she works specifically with people in the health industry and I wanted someone who would understand what I needed and knew the language that fits with what I want to achieve.
I found working with Nerissa to be easy, straight-forward and uncomplicated. Nerissa is a talented and professional copywriter who is very accommodating and a joy to work with. In my business I want a remote team that understands my needs and thinks outside of my own capabilities, Nerissa is such a person.
Nerissa is one of the most talented writers and professional communicators with whom I’ve worked. Her writing and proofing skills are second to none, with high-quality content across features, press releases and digital media. Rather than cut and paste, Nerissa applies crafted content for multiple channels which many writers don’t always do.
She also has a high-level attention to detail, ensuring the product delivered is error-free. Nerissa does her homework, spending time on desk research to ensure the validity of what she’s writing. She is highly professional to work with and is always up-front about what she can deliver and by when.
It’s my pleasure to recommend Nerissa and her communication services, and, like many of her existing clients, I am in the process of working with her again.
- Vanessa Alford reviewed 1 year ago
I would highly recommend The Melbourne Health Writer. Nerissa was fantastic to work with for a review of one of our resources. She was extremely efficient and always responded promptly to emails. Nerissa responded to all comments and suggestions made by our reviewers and was happy to review the resource several times. She liased with us directly if she was unsure of what was required in certain areas. It made the entire review process exceptionally smooth sailing and we really appreciate Nerissa’s time and the effort and exceptional attention to detail she has put into this project. Thank you Nerissa!
We have just developed a new website from scratch, and Nerissa worked very closely with our business and web development teams to produce the content.
Nerissa took the time to understand our brand properly and what we were aiming to convey through several phone calls and by reading material we provided.
Nerissa was professional, efficient and understood exactly what we required.
Nerissa met all the deadlines and was very responsive in turning the draft into the final document.
She was able to bring our ideas to life and clearly convey some difficult concepts.
Nerissa is very bright, business-savvy and quick at coming up with content solutions.
She was also flexible in terms of writing extra copy which we had not initially asked for.
We were delighted with Nerissa’s copy – which conveys the essence of our brand very well – and I would recommend her highly.
We were referred to Nerissa so our initial discussion focused on our needs and how she might be able to assist. As we were new to blogging and using social media, Nerissa was really helpful in giving us choice on the types of blogs she could write but also gave us the confidence that she could help us with social media to where one can, SEO.
Nerissa will take on the suggested subject matter, go away and do some research and then throw around ideas as to how best to position the message we wish to convey.
We have completed a number of blogs and on all occasions, Nerissa has been very easy to work with minimal changes required to copy.
Would highly recommend her.
- Dr Tridiv Madhok reviewed 1 year ago
I was looking for a web copy writer for my project and in Nerissa, I found more than just that! From the first phone call to the completion of the project, Nerissa has been absolutely wonderful to work with. Nerissa took time to understand my vision and came up with brilliant ideas for the website. Nerissa is a very accomplished writer and delivered the project well before the due date. She will definitely be my go-to person for any future projects!
We recently engaged Nerissa Bentley to assist with rewriting the content for our website. We chose Nerissa because of her experience in health, her prompt response to queries and excellent communication. We found working with Nerissa to be a great experience, she is professional, efficient and highly skilled at what she does. Nerissa is an excellent copywriter who we recommend highly.
Nerissa from the Melbourne Health Writer has been simply AMAZING!
I have worked with other copywriters before, but Nerissa has shown true
professionalism on my project.
I could tell that she took the time to understand my business and the business
Nerissa is now considered part of our team and I look forward to working
with her in the years to come.
The Melbourne Health writer provided both proof reading and editing services to an incredibly high standard. She understood the brief without hand holding, was communicative and proactive with deadlines, but also flexible and approachable when these needed changing. The quality of the service was excellent. Highly recommend.