Health and medical writing

Do you need a writer who understands the health and medical 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 you their thing will make all sorts of claims, many of which are simply not true. Even well-meaning people can write content that is misleading if they don’t know how to source and cite credible scientific research studies.

That’s where I’m different.

Credible, accurate and up-to-date research

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

I ensure that the health and medical 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.

Plus, all content I write is 100% human copy – not AI-generated copy.

Let me help

I’ve written up-to-date health and medical information 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?


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“We are so thrilled with the final content. A delight to work with.”

From start to finish, working with Nerissa was a great experience and I felt in safe hands throughout the whole process. She was transparent, communicated very clearly and openly, was responsive to our needs, and worked very efficiently. Nothing was too hard, even when we got late in-depth feedback that required significant changes. Like us, she was driven by writing the greatest toolkit possible. 

We are so thrilled with the final content. During the kick-off meeting, she asked a lot of curious questions to make sure she understood the scope correctly – and she nailed it. It was inclusive, easy to read yet very comprehensive, and practical. In the revision process, she took our feedback on board, asked some hard questions and offered her professional advice where relevant. 

I would highly recommend Nerissa as a medical writer –  not only does she have a very thorough and researched approach to content writing, she is also a great writer and a delight to work with.

Ariane Boulanger

Government and Project Lead, LiverWELL

“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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