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:
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.
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
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.
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.
- Abbas Din reviewed 2 years ago
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.
I have been working closely with Nerissa for a number of years now as she continually assists us with marketing and copy for various projects. She is our go to person for anything writing related and she is extremely reliable and quick to respond. Her work ethic and level of professionalism is outstanding and she continually exceeds our expectations every single time. We look forward to working with her on new projects in the near future. Thank you Nerissa!
- Vanessa Alford reviewed 5 months 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!
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.
- Violeta Balhas reviewed 4 years ago
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.
- Sarah Hamilton reviewed 4 years ago
I am so grateful I found Nerissa. She was so wonderful to work with. I was a complete rookie and Nerissa was really kind and made every step of the way easy, clear and productive. I am so happy with my content it is everything and more I hoped for. Would highly recommend!