Professional Health and 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.
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Want engaging health copy that draws upon the latest research?

Need assistance writing patient resources that inform and empower?

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

 

You need me – an experienced health and medical writer.

I help you connect with your patients

 

As a health and medical content specialist, I:

  • understand key health concerns facing the Australian population
  • know how to write for the health and medical industry
  • understand the need to adhere to strict compliance guidelines such as AHPRA’s Advertising Guidelines 
  • can take complex information and turn it into jargon-free copy
  • have highly developed research skills
  • know where to source up-to-date and credible health information
  • can read scientific studies and interpret the information.

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

 

 

 

MY SPECIALTY

Evidence-based research for credible health and medical copy

I can 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

I've created health content for

Mental health writer

 

 

Patient education writer

 

Writer for peak bodies

 

Highly-experienced medical writer

 

Professional health and medical writer

 

Trained SEO Copywriter

 

SEO web copy for health organisations

 

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

“One of the most talented writers and professional communicators with whom I’ve worked.”

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.

Lea Sublett

Manager of Alumni Affairs, KAUST

“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

“Very responsive, always follows the brief and conducts thorough research.”

Nerissa has been an integral part of the Newsmodo freelance database. Her expertise spans 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.

Cassie McBlane

Managing Editor, Newsmodo

"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

“Consistently meets deadlines with well-written, well-researched content.”

Nerissa has been contributing health articles for our e-newsletter for some time now. Each article has been well-researched and written, ensuring our SEO and product requirements have been met. She takes on all jobs with enthusiasm and has consistently met deadlines. A high recommendation on behalf of Independence Australia.

Elizabeth Cannatelli

Marketing and Communications Manager, Independence Australia

“We are delighted with Nerissa’s copy which conveys the essence of our brand.”

We have just developed a new website from scratch, and Nerissa worked very closely with our business and web development teams to produce the content.

Nerissa took the time to understand our brand properly and what we were aiming to convey through several phone calls and by reading material we provided.

Nerissa was professional, efficient and understood exactly what we required.

Nerissa met all the deadlines and was very responsive in turning the draft into the final document.

She was able to bring our ideas to life and clearly convey some difficult concepts.

Nerissa is very bright, business-savvy and quick at coming up with content solutions.

She was also flexible in terms of writing extra copy which we had not initially asked for.

We were delighted with Nerissa’s copy – which conveys the essence of our brand very well – and I would recommend her highly.

 
 
Ronnie Oliech

Director, Imani Tribe

“A fabulous wordsmith who has the power to craft an enthusiastic and compelling story.”

Nerissa’s writing is second to none! She’s a fabulous wordsmith who has the power to craft an enthusiastic and compelling story, communicating complex health and environmental issues in a way that’s not only easy to understand but also creates a moving and motivating experience for the reader.

Nerissa has been contributing to our blog for some time and we’re absolutely thrilled to share her voice with our community. We couldn’t recommend her more highly.

Charlie Thompson

Co-Founder and CEO, The Earth Collective

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