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:
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.
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.
- Samantha Kitchen reviewed 2 years ago
I’ve worked with Nerissa on a number of projects over the years. I initially selected Nerissa as she is not only a great communicator but a great listener. She really takes the time to understand what your requirements are and who your audience is and takes care and pride in delivering material that hits the mark. Nerissa’s work is always on time, well researched and of course, well written. I would not hesitate to recommend her services.
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.
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 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.
Working with The Melbourne Health Writer has been a real pleasure. Nerissa has a great understanding of AHPRA regulations and is extremely thorough in the way that she reviews content. Communication was excellent and I will have no hesitation in using Nerissa’s services again 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 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.
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!