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:
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.
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.
Thoroughly enjoyed working with Nerissa. She was wonderful to deal with and really helpful navigating website copywriting. Really happy with the final result and looking forward to working with her again.
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.
“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.”
- Abbas Din reviewed 4 months 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.
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.
Nerissa has been very professional in her approach to delivering us a range of high-quality health-related content for our website. I would highly recommend her writing services for any similar projects.
I recently engaged Nerissa of The Melbourne Health Writer to complete some work for a new product being launched. Nerissa was so easy to work with, required little direction, and completed the work in what was a VERY tight deadline. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.
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.