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“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.
“Nerissa has a great understanding of AHPRA regulations.”
Working with The Melbourne Health Writer has been a real pleasure. Nerissa has a great understanding of AHPRA regulations and is extremely thorough in the way that she reviews content. Communication was excellent and I will have no hesitation in using Nerissa’s services again in the future.
"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.
"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!
"Nerissa knows the what’s and what nots of medical copywriting."
When it comes to health and medical copywriting, really there are very few people I trust. Nerissa Bentley is one of them.
Knowledgeable, fastidious, detail-oriented, compliant - Nerissa knows the what's and the whatnots of medical copywriting which is vital for health businesses.
She's a confident speaker, affable, patient and organised and has a superpower of turning jargony nonsense into a delicious dose of easy-to-read, patient-friendly copy.
“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.
“Very professional. Highly recommended.”
Nerissa has been very professional in her approach to delivering us a range of high-quality health related content for our website. I would highly recommend her writing services for any similar projects.
"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.
“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.
“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.
“Great communicator. Easy to work with.”
Nerissa is a great communicator and easy to work with. She was super at following up and keeping the project to the timeline.
“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.
“Able to make complex material easy to understand.”
It was great working with Nerissa. She asked relevant questions at the start, so that she could develop appropriate content that spoke to the target audience. She was able to distil complex material to make it easy to understand and structured the content clearly and logically. Since completing the project, Nerissa has started another project within my organisation. I will use her services again without hesitation.
“Excellent web copy. Highly recommended.”
Nerissa comes highly recommended. Excellent web copy developed within the specified time frame and with zero issues. Well done Nerissa, and thank you again for your help.
“Exceeded all expectations! A pleasure to work with.”
I recently worked with Nerissa for SEO content writing and blog writing for training.com.au
Nerissa exceeded all expectations with her work as she is on time to submit content pieces, flexible to our needs and requirements and a pleasure to work with.
I would highly recommend Nerissa and I will be using her services again.
“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.
“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.
“My content is everything I hoped for.”
I am so grateful I found Nerissa. She was so wonderful to work with. I was a complete rookie and Nerissa was really kind and made every step of the way easy, clear and productive. I am so happy with my content it is everything and more I hoped for. Would highly recommend!
“So easy to work with. Can’t recommend highly enough.”
I recently engaged Nerissa of The Melbourne Health Writer to complete some work for a new product being launched. Nerissa was so easy to work with, required little direction, and completed the work in what was a VERY tight deadline. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.
“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.
“Professional, efficient and highly skilled. Highly recommended.”
We recently engaged Nerissa Bentley to assist with rewriting the content for our website. We chose Nerissa because of her experience in health, her prompt response to queries and excellent communication. We found working with Nerissa to be a great experience, she is professional, efficient and highly skilled at what she does. Nerissa is an excellent copywriter who we recommend highly.
"Would definitely recommend."
Nerissa was a pleasure to work with, on my very first project of this type. She was quickly able to translate my ideas and hopes into a professional document that I expect to be using for a long time. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again.
“Nerissa’s work is always well-written, well-researched and always delivered on time.”
I’ve worked with Nerissa on a number of projects over the years. I initially selected Nerissa as she is not only a great communicator but a great listener. She really takes the time to understand what your requirements are and who your audience is and takes care and pride in delivering material that hits the mark. Nerissa’s work is always on time, well researched and of course, well written. I would not hesitate to recommend her services.
“Fantastic to work with.”
Nerissa was fantastic to work with. I felt reassured from our initial conversation that she was going to produce the copy I wanted. I loved how she did SEO alongside my copy. She is an all-in-one-package. Thanks so much Nerissa!
“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.
"Highly organised, responsive and receptive."
The Melbourne Health Writer helped us to transform our web content into a more accurate, professional and engaging format. Nerissa has been highly organised, receptive and responsive, and drafts were delivered before deadlines. We highly recommend The Melbourne Health Writer.
“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!
“An absolute pleasure to deal with.”
I recently engaged Nerissa Bentley for content writing services on behalf of one of my clients in the health industry. Nerissa delivered a well researched, high quality article to us on time and she was an absolute pleasure to deal with. I would not hesitate to recommend her services and look forward to commissioning her for more work in the future.
“Very pleased with the results and a happy recommendation.”
We recently engaged Nerissa Bentley to work on the copy for our website. We chose Nerissa because she had excellent recommendations for her work. She was very easy to work with and we are very pleased with the results. Nerissa is a very good copywriter and we are happy to recommend her.
“Extremely reliable, quick to respond and continually exceeds expectations.”
I have been working closely with Nerissa for a number of years now as she continually assists us with marketing and copy for various projects. She is our go to person for anything writing related and she is extremely reliable and quick to respond. Her work ethic and level of professionalism is outstanding and she continually exceeds our expectations every single time. We look forward to working with her on new projects in the near future. Thank you Nerissa!
“Very easy to work with, with minimal changes to copy. Would highly recommend her.”
We were referred to Nerissa so our initial discussion focused on our needs and how she might be able to assist. As we were new to blogging and using social media, Nerissa was really helpful in giving us choice on the types of blogs she could write. She also gave us the confidence that she could help us with SEO. Nerissa will take on the suggested subject matter, go away and do some research and then throw around ideas as to how best to position the message we wish to convey. We have completed a number of blogs and on all occasions, Nerissa has been very easy to work with minimal changes required to copy. Would highly recommend her.
“Nerissa has an ability to get into the customer’s mind.”
Nerissa has assisted me, very professionally and friendly, with my two very niche businesses. Nerissa’s ability to be in the customers’ mindset when writing content was very valuable to me. Nerissa is very passionate and customer focused. Highly recommend her.
“Conducts the necessary research to provide an unbiased, evidence-based view.”
I find Nerissa easy to work with. Her writing is delivered on time and she will follow up if she requires clarification or has any concerns. Nerissa has an open mind and is willing to conduct the necessary research to provide an unbiased, evidence based view on the wellness topic of my choice. She makes sure the content and quality of her writing always aligns to my brand.
“Nerissa helped me bring in more clients to my business.”
Nerissa has done work for me several times and every time it was delivered on time and with great content. Nerissa is able to put my ‘layman’ terms into professional and marketable material that has been successful in bringing in more clients. I highly recommend Nerissa for all your copy writing.
“Highly motivated, passionate and an incredible writer. You won’t be disappointed.”
Nerissa is an incredible writer and person to work with. She is highly motivated, passionate, caring and works hard in all areas of her life. I wouldn’t hesitate to refer Nerissa to anyone who is looking for her amazing services. You will not be disappointed.
“Nerissa does an excellent job.”
Thank you for the work you’re doing for me. It’s excellent and I’m very grateful.
“Nerissa has a depth of knowledge, making her the ideal choice.”
Nerissa has a knowledge of the medical, health and fitness industry that even many professionals lack. This in-depth knowledge and understanding of issues related to this field makes her the ideal choice for writing press releases, copy and articles for anyone working in this industry.
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