Nerissa Bentley - The Melbourne Health Writer - The Clever Copywriting School

Nerissa Bentley - The Melbourne Health Writer

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4.90 (30 reviews)

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 9 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, 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, 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
  • 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:

LinkedIn 
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

Contact name
Nerissa Bentley
I like to write...
Annual reports, Blog posts, Brochures, Case studies, Emails, Feature articles, Press releases, Product descriptions, SEO Copy, Websites
Other industries I have experience in:
Beauty, Education, Health, Medical, Small Business
We couldn’t recommend her more highly
5.0

Nerissa’s writing is second to none! She’s a fabulous wordsmith that has the power to craft an enthusiastic and compelling story, communicating complex health and environmental issues in a way that’s not only easy to understand but also creates a moving and motivating experience for the reader. Nerissa has been contributing to our blog for some time and we’re absolutely thrilled to share her voice with our community. We couldn’t recommend her more highly.

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Able to write complex information so it's easy to understand
5.0

“It was great working with Nerissa. She asked relevant questions at the start, so that she could develop appropriate content that spoke to the target audience. She was able to distill complex material to make it easy to understand and structured the content clearly and logically. Since completing the project, Nerissa has started another project within my organisation and I will use her services again without hesitation.”

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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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Great Copywriter!
5.0

Nerissa has done work for me several times and every time it was delivered on time and with great content.

Nerissa is able to put my ‘layman’ terms into  professional and marketable material that has being successful in bringing in more clients.

I highly recommend Nerissa for all your copy writing.

John Tarenidis

Thermospec

Director

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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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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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An all-in-one package!
5.0

Nerissa was fantastic to work with. I felt reassured from our initial conversation that she was going to produce the copy I wanted. I loved how she did SEO alongside my copy. She is an all-in-one-package. Thanks so much Nerissa!

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Would definitely recommend
5.0

Nerissa was a pleasure to work with, on my very first project of this type. She was quickly able to translate my ideas and hopes into a professional document that I expect to be using for a long time. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again.

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Professional, flexible and extremely reliable
5.0

Macular Disease Foundation Australia worked with Nerissa to undertake an audit and redevelopment of our health publications over a staggered 12-month period. We needed someone with skill and expertise in health writing and she hit the brief immediately. Nerissa was professional, flexible and extremely reliable. I would certainly recommend her talents.

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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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