The Melbourne Health Writer

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4.85 (20 reviews)

Health Writer and Communication Specialist

Helping small businesses, institutions and national brands develop credible, thoroughly-researched, and easy-to-understand health content.

Do you want engaging health copy that draws upon the latest research?

Do you need help writing patient resources?

Do you need help translating complex medical information into easy-to-understand copy?

You need me. 

I’m Nerissa and I’m a health communications specialist and an experienced medical and health writer. I have over 25 years’ experience writing for a variety of industries, and over 8 years’ experience writing for the health and medical industry.

I help small businesses, large organisations and national brands  deliver credible, easy-to-understand health content that draws upon the latest research.

Brands I’ve written for include Bupa, Defence Health, Fitness Australia, and Chemmart Pharmacies.

I help you connect with your patients with…

  • 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
  • Information sourced from reputable institutions and organisations
  • Links to scientific studies
  • Complex medical information translated into engaging health content
  • In-text references where appropriate
  • Full list of references with all health copy
  • Patient-centred language

I work with…

  • Health funds
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Corporate wellness companies
  • Marketing and digital agencies
  • International institutions
  • National brands
  • Small to medium-sized businesses
  • Allied health professionals
  • Medical practitioners
  • Holistic health practitioners
  • Personal trainers

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 super-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:

LinkedIn 
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

Contact name
Nerissa Bentley
I like to write...
Blog posts, Brochures, Emails, Feature articles, Press releases, Product descriptions, SEO Copy, Websites
Other industries I have experience in:
Beauty, Education, Health, Medical, Small Business
An absolute pleasure to deal with
5.0

I recently engaged Nerissa Bentley for content writing services on behalf of one of my clients in the health industry. Nerissa delivered a well researched, high quality article to us on time and she was an absolute pleasure to deal with. I would not hesitate to recommend her services and look forward to commissioning her for more work in the future

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An addition to our freelance network that I couldn't deal without
5.0

Nerissa has been an integral part of the Newsmodo freelance database. Her expertise span across a number of industries, catering to clients of all scales and varieties. She always follows the brief, researches thoroughly and is very responsive to hands-on projects where communication is vital.

 

Thanks for all your hard work, Nerissa.

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Highly talented. Very professional. My pleasure to recommend Nerissa
5.0

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.

Lea Sublett
KAUST

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Niche copywriting
5.0

Nerissa has assisted me, very professionally and friendly, with my two very niche businesses.

Nerissa’s ability to be in the ‘customers’ mindset when writing content was very valuable to me.

Nerissa is very passionate and customer focused.

Highly recommend.

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Company Director Kim Elkovich - I recommend Nerissa
5.0
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I find Nerissa easy to work with. Her writing is delivered on time and she will follow up if she requires clarification or has any concerns. Nerissa has an open mind and is willing to conduct the necessary research to provide an unbiased, evidence based view on the wellness topic of my choice. She makes sure the content and quality of her writing always aligns to my brand.

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Very good copywriter who is easy to work with
5.0

We recently engaged Nerissa Bentley to work on the copy for our website. We chose Nerissa because she had excellent recommendations for her work.  She was very easy to work with and we are very pleased with the results. Nerissa is a very good copywriter and we are happy to recommend her.

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Highly recommended
5.0

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.

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Great copy writer
3.5

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.

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Marketing and Communications Manager
4.0

Nerissa has been contributing health articles for our e-newsletter since June. Each article has been well-researched and written, ensuring our SEO and product requirements have been met. She takes on all jobs with enthusiasm and has consistently met deadlines. A high recommendation on behalf of Independence Australia.

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Nerissa didn't disappoint!
5.0

I highly recommend Nerissa. I was referred to her recently by a friend who had heard some good reports. She certainly did not disappoint. She was very easy to work with, always communicated her timeline well and stuck to the schedule. I was very happy with the result and look forward to seeing it online when my new site goes live.

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