Leading Australian Health and medical writer

Creating credible, evidence-based, AHPRA-compliant health content for national organisations, global companies and health practitioners.
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Want engaging, accessible health and medical copy that draws upon the latest research?

Need assistance navigating AHPRA compliance?

Need help translating complex medical information into easy-to-understand copy?

 

You need me – an experienced, Australian health and medical writer.

Digital health continues to play an increasingly important role in health care in Australia. So it’s more important than ever that health and medical writing is clear and accurate, and helps patients and their families, rather than overwhelming them.

I’m committed to writing credible health and medical content that is well-researched, draws on evidence-based, best-practice information, and is delivered in a way that supports, educates and empowers consumers.

I’ll help you connect with patients and the wider community, so you can be seen as the trusted health authority in your field.

 

DMC Award Winner
Professional health and medical copywriter
TCCS-speaker-Nerissa-Bentley
Trained SEO Copywriter

Why choose me as your health and medical writer?

I write engaging, credible health information that your patients and clients will love.

30 years of professional writing experience

10+ years working as a health and medical writer

Understand key health concerns facing the Australian population

Take complex information and turn it into jargon-free copy

Write copy that connects with patients and the wider community

 

 

Highly developed research skills

Know where to source up-to-date and credible health information

Can read scientific studies and interpret the information

I make the process easy for you

Degree-qualified professional writer

Proven track record with lots of happy clients

Familiar with AHPRA Advertising Guidelines

Member of Australian medical writing association

Committed to ongoing learning and professional development

Reliable copywriter who meets deadlines

 

 

MY SPECIALTY

Credible, evidence-based, AHPRA-compliant health content that's easy to understand.

I give you:

  • Thoroughly researched content
  • Information sourced from reputable institutions and organisations
  • Links to scientific studies
  • Complex medical information translated into engaging health content
  • In-text references where appropriate
  • Full list of references with all health copy
  • Patient-centred language
  • Copy that complies with AHPRA Advertising Guidelines

I've created health content for

Now let me create health and medical content for you

“The secret weapon you need”

Nerissa is the secret weapon you need when faced with the daunting task of filling your website with amazing copy that not only flows, works for SEO and above all, is also AHPRA-compliant. I was amazed at how, after just one briefing session with Nerissa, she delivered copy that absolutely nailed my brief and brought my vision to life. Thank you for making the project so much easier. Your professionalism and knowledge are a breath of fresh air.

Janet Gavrily

Consultant and mentor, The Chronic Pain Method

“Able to translate complex subject matter for a general audience.”

Nerissa assisted with the development of a number of fact sheets about mental health and psychiatry for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. I engaged Nerissa due to her experience with the subject matter, professional approach when dealing with senior clinicians and experts and ability to distil and translate complex subject matter for a general audience. I found her to be extremely professional, well organised and able to work flexibly with our requirements. I would recommend Nerissa for your next content project.

Kathryn McGrath

Web Content Advisor, The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

“Knowledgeable AHPRA compliance specialist.”

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 compliance 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!

 

Julie Watts

Director Design, Development and Digital Operations, Vortala

“Nerissa’s knowledge and professional approach gave us confidence.”

Having Nerissa oversee our website, especially regarding AHPRA compliance was very reassuring. Nerissa reviewed our site, which included the images and text before the copy was put into the design, to make sure that our content was correct and we were not in breach of the new guidelines (which were at times, a little tricky to navigate). Nerissa was always prompt in her replies and was able to offer suggestions and feedback when required, in a supportive manner.

Nerissa’s knowledge and professional approach gave us confidence to ensure our site was compliant and within the correct guidelines.

Katie Watts

Practice Manager, Sandhurst Plastic Surgery & Dermatology

"Exceptional attention to detail."

I would highly recommend The Melbourne Health Writer.

Nerissa was fantastic to work with. 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 liaised 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!

Dr Vanessa Alford

Project Manager, Ovarian Cancer Australia

“Her health content expertise and writing skills are amazing.”

Working with Nerissa is incredibly easy! Nerissa is very professional in everything she does. Her health content expertise and writing skills are amazing. She has managed to match our voice and content needs from the very beginning. We particularly value her thorough evidence and research approach. Nerissa is responsive and reliable – she has never missed a deadline.

Karin Moning

Content Review Coordination, Jean Hailes for Women's Health

"Wonderful to deal with."

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.

Adele Clay

Communications Advisor, Medibank

"Professional, flexible and extremely reliable."

Macular Disease Foundation Australia worked with Nerissa to undertake an audit and redevelopment of our health publications over a staggered 12-month period. We needed someone with skill and expertise in health writing and she hit the brief immediately. Nerissa was professional, flexible and extremely reliable. I would certainly recommend her talents.

Leonie Walton

Director of Marketing & Fundraising, Macular Disease Foundation Australia

“Listens to her clients and can adapt her voice to suit the project.”

I would highly recommend Nerissa for your next project. As a private counsellor seeking to upgrade my website and attract traffic, she listened well to my needs and wants, and was able to deliver quality writing well within our timeframes and deadlines.

Melissa Ke

Private Counsellor, Prosperous Life Consultancy

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

The Melbourne Health Writer believes in diversity, equity and inclusion.

I work with people from all backgrounds, beliefs and experiences. I believe everyone should have the freedom to be themselves and be valued and celebrated for their differences. I believe that everyone should be treated equally regardless of their gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexuality, or socioeconomic status.

I acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work. I acknowledge their connections to land, sea and communities. I pay my respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

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