Nerissa Bentley - The Melbourne Health Writer

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4.92 (43 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 13 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, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, and TerryWhiteChemmart Pharmacies.

I help you connect with your patients with…

  • AHPRA-compliant copy
  • 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
  • Medical 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:

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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
Nailed it on the first draft
5.0

Highly recommend The Melbourne Health Writer. Nerissa was able to create copy that fit perfectly with the brief of professional, informative but casual voice of a medical practitioner. Not an easy task, but she nailed it on the first draft.

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Knowledgeable AHPRA compliance specialist
5.0

We hired Nerissa to help our writing team gain a better knowledge of crafting web copy for Australian healthcare clients that doesn’t violate rules or regulations put forth by AHPRA.

She provided us with a compliancy manual that was not only well-crafted and thoughtful, but continues to help us provide better content for our own clients while staying within the rules and guidelines of AHPRA.

Nerissa was easy and prompt to work with, and even let us review a draft of the material for any requests we wanted her to go into greater detail on. I would definitely recommend her services to anyone in need of a knowledgeable AHPRA compliance specialist!

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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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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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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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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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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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Would definitely recommend
5.0

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.

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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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An all-in-one package!
5.0

Nerissa was fantastic to work with. I felt reassured from our initial conversation that she was going to produce the copy I wanted. I loved how she did SEO alongside my copy. She is an all-in-one-package. Thanks so much Nerissa!

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