Health and medical writing

Do you need a writer who understands the health and wellness industry?

Are you looking for an experienced copywriter who can turn scientific medical information into easy-to-understand copy?

Do you need someone who can transform health information into engaging health messages that educate, inspire and convert your clients?


Let’s be honest — a lot of health information doing the rounds isn’t correct.

Wellness warriors, self-professed health bloggers, and salespeople trying to sell the latest fad diet or exercise equipment will make all sorts of claims, many of which are simply not true.

I take a different approach.

Credible, accurate and up-to-date research

I take the time to fully research and understand your health topic, and then write your health message, using evidence-based and best-practice information.

I ensure that health content I deliver is accurate, up-to-date and draws upon the latest peer-reviewed research.

I’m also great at taking complex medical information and translating it into content that the average person can understand.

All content is sourced from credible health institutions and organisations, and all copy includes a list of references.

Let me help

I’ve written up-to-date health copy for health funds, pharmaceutical companies, medical practitioners, small businesses, and national health organisations.

And now I’d love to write for you.

If you need a reliable copywriter who will be diligent in researching your health content, what are you waiting for?



“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

“Amazing to work with.”

I am highly thankful to Nerissa for helping me overhaul my website copy, as well as developing engaging content for my patients. Nerissa worked hard to find the right keywords on each page and helped me undertake valuable market research. She also gave me helpful suggestions that I could immediately implement to improve my website SEO.

She made the whole process a breeze with recorded instructional videos that I could play back in my own time which helped guide me through her suggestions and thought processes. Her style of health writing was exactly what I had in mind that I could not put on paper myself. I found Nerissa to be amazing to work with and I highly recommend her at the Melbourne Health Writer to anyone in need of medical health writing.

Dr Abbas Din

Director/Osteopath, Doctors of Osteo

"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

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I'm Nerissa Bentley

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

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