Nerissa Bentley - The Melbourne Health Writer

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4.91 (32 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
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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Director
5.0

Nerissa is an incredible writer and person to work with.

She is highly motivated, passionate, caring and works hard in all areas of her life. I wouldn’t hesitate to refer Nerissa to anyone who is looking for her amazing services.

You will not be disappointed.

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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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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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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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Thank You Nerissa!
5.0

I am highly thankful to Nerissa for helping me overhaul my website copy, as well as developing engaging content for my patients. Nerissa worked hard to find the right keywords on each page and helped me undertake valuable market research. She also gave me helpful suggestions that I could immediately implement to improve my website SEO.

She made the whole process a breeze with recorded instructional videos that I could play back in my own time which helped guide me through her suggestions and thought processes. Her style of health writing was exactly what I had in mind that I could not put on paper myself. I found Nerissa to be amazing to work with and I highly recommend her at the Melbourne Health Writer to anyone in need of medical health writing.

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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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Thank you Nerissa
4.5

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.

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Highly professional and accomplished writer
5.0

I have worked with Nerissa before and have always been impressed by her professionalism as well as her skill, so she was the first person I thought of when we had to create almost 70 emails for our nurture campaign. It was a big job and she handled it admirably, not just conducting the necessary research and producing the work to brief, but also successfully dealing with numerous stakeholders – something that’s of utmost importance in our organisation. That I was able to entrust her with this, without acting as go-between, says as much about her as her talent for the written work does. Nerissa is a pleasure to deal with, and I am happy to recommend her to anyone looking for a highly professional and accomplished writer who will take the time to understand a brief and create content that will cut through the noise.

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Great Work! Thanks Nerissa
5.0

I recently worked with Nerissa for SEO content writing and blog writing for training.com.au
Nerissa exceeded all expectations with her work as she is on time to submit content pieces, flexible to our needs and requirements and a pleasure to work with.
I would highly recommend Nerissa and I will be using her services again.

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