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 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.
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.
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 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!
- Sarah Hamilton reviewed 2 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!
“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.”
I recently worked with Nerissa for SEO content writing and blog writing for training.com.au
Nerissa exceeded all expectations with her work as she is on time to submit content pieces, flexible to our needs and requirements and a pleasure to work with.
I would highly recommend Nerissa and I will be using her services again.
- Violeta Balhas reviewed 2 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.
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
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.