The Melbourne Health Writer

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4.86 (22 reviews)

Professional Health & Medical Writer

I help national organisations and global corporations create high-quality health and medical content that connects with patients and the wider community.

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.

I help peak health organisations, international corporations and national brands deliver credible, easy-to-understand health content that draws upon the latest research.

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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Talented and professional copywriter who is a joy to work with
5.0

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.

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