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.


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




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

Mental health writer



Patient education writer


Writer for peak bodies


Jean Hailes for Women


Professional health and medical writer


Trained SEO Copywriter


Writer for Medibank


Now let me create health and medical content for you

“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

“Simply amazing! A true professional.”

Nerissa from the Melbourne Health Writer has been simply AMAZING!

I have worked with other copywriters before, but Nerissa has shown true professionalism on my project. I could tell that she took the time to understand my business and the business needs.

Nerissa is now considered part of our team and I look forward to working with her in the years to come.

Alex Fisher

Naturopath and Founder, AF Health

“A highly professional, accomplished writer who is a pleasure to deal with.”

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.

Violeta Balhas

Senior Content Marketing Specialist, Chisholm Institute

"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

“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

"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

“Writes great quality and professional content and has never missed a deadline.”

We always look forward to working with Nerissa on our health articles for our website.

She writes great quality and professional content and can adapt to a range of different topics to cater for a broad spectrum of audiences. Her knowledge and writing skills are always on point and she always hits our SEO and keyword targets. She has never once missed a deadline and is extremely flexible, even when we throw her last-minute requests! Nerissa has taken the time over several years to get to know our organisation and we will continue to engage her to write our content for many more to come!

Tegan Kohlman

Communications Officer, Independence 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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