Copywriter fees

How do I charge?

To keep things simple, my copywriter fees are charged per project, which means that the quote you’re provided with is all you will pay. No hidden extras, no extra charges. Just one affordable, fixed price based on your copywriting needs. (Just don't forget we need to add that pesky GST!)

Because each project is different, there is no one-size-fits-all quote. The best way to determine how much your job will cost is for us to sit down and have a chat about your needs. However, the quote will be based upon:

  • the size of the project

  • the degree of background research required

  • the quantity and quality of background information supplied

  • the number and length of meetings required

  • the expected number of amends.

The minimum project fee is $750 (+GST).

Of course, if you'd like to work with me on a longer-term basis, I'm very happy to discuss an ongoing retainer fee with you.

What do I charge?

I'm going to be honest and let you know that I'm not cheap. But when it comes to high-quality, credible health information do you really want cheap?

My copywriter fee reflect my years of experience, and specialist skills - including knowledge of SEO, ability to conduct thorough evidence-based research, and ability to translate complex medical information (including medical research) into easy-to-understand copy.

Quite honestly, very few copywriters can do this.

If you needed brain surgery, you wouldn't visit a GP, or even a generalist surgeon. You'd look for a specialist who has done it before! So think of me as your 'brain surgeon for your business', and know that I've written clinically accurate, high-quality health copy before, so I know how to do it for you!

Because I charge per project, you won’t find an hourly rate listed on this website. Frustrating, right?

However, my copywriter fees are in line with Australian Industry Standards. Further information on copywriting fees in Australia can be found at The Clever Copywriting School.

But to give you an idea on where my prices are at, I've put together some web packages, so be sure to check them out.

​What's included in my fee?

The fee I quote you will include:

  • Briefing time on the phone or via Zoom (length dependent upon project). Face-to-face meetings will incur an extra charge.
  • All necessary research and reading for me to complete your project, including competitor research if required
  • Copywriting
  • Two (2) rounds of revisions
  • Proofreading.

 A detailed proposal, and an obligation-free quote outlining the scope of the project, key deliverables and a timeline, will be provided after an initial chat. This will also include my Copywriting Terms and Conditions.

Still curious about copywriter fees? Check out my blog post What does a copywriter cost.

What about payment?

50% of the quoted fee is required upfront, with the remaining balance due seven (7) days after the final invoice has been sent. The final invoice will be sent with the first draft of copy.

Preferred methods of payment are direct bank transfer and Stripe credit card payment.

Full details of my payment policy are included in my Copywriting Terms and Conditions. If you have any queries regarding payment, please contact me.

Do you offer discounts for multiple projects?

No. But rest assured that I will quote you the best price that I can, based on my level of skill, and years of experience.

Why don't you have prices on your website?

I work with a wide variety of clients, from large corporations and peak health bodies to individual health practitioners. Every project I work on is different and requires a different set of skills and amount of time. Simply charging a fixed price isn't fair to my clients.

However, most web projects tend to take the same amount of time, so I have created different sized web packages and priced those.

Need my help?

I'm Nerissa Bentley

I'm a health communications specialist and I've helped many small businesses, health institutions and national brands, develop credible, thoroughly-researched, easy-to-understand health content. Now I'm ready to help you.

Want to chat?

“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