Mandy Speechly is currently Head of Copywriting at the AAA School of Advertising in Cape Town, where she works as the final-year lecturer. She is involved in training for various educational institutions and also presents customized workshops in conceptual thinking and copywriting to corporates and professionals.
Prior to these roles, Mandy worked in the advertising industry for over fifteen years and continues to freelance for a range of different agencies and clients. She has experience in traditional advertising and writing for different media in the world of digital communication.
Mandy is currently co-authoring a text book on writing for online audiences and is preparing for post-graduate studies in website communication and usability. She also provides a consultation service on developing a creative portfolio to help find work in the advertising industry.
You can read more about Mandy on her website: www.mandyspeechly.com
Read our Interview with Mandy
“I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I was privileged to have an amazing tutor and the content was relevant and informative. Mandy is extremely experienced in her field; she gave in-depth explanations on all assignments and she gave me invaluable information for my writing career. SA Writers' College exceeded my expectations of what is promised on the website with their professionalism, highly relevant course material and outstanding service. I definitely plan to complete more courses with SA Writers' College.” Alison Livanos, Copywriting Course, Fourways
“The course was very informative; I would love to do another course next year. My tutor was very helpful, she had great knowledge of the subject and she was incredibly thorough. It was definitely a comprehensive course.” Kobus Butler, Copywriting Course
“Being given a clear concise list of tasks to complete made completing the assignments very manageable. I received extremely well written feedback. It provided me with an excellent insight into how to positively facilitate distance learning.” Paul Lewis, Copywriting Course
“My experience on the course was very enjoyable; it was a great learning experience. Mandy was very approachable and efficient as my tutor. I learned a lot from her vast and up-to-date knowledge on the subject. I have achieved the goal I set out to achieve and I will be back to do more courses.” Copley Sutton, Copywriting Course
“I thoroughly enjoyed the course! I found the briefs and course notes clear and exciting. Mandy was great. After every brief there was always a motivation for me to push the idea further. Her suggestions were always enlightening. I enjoyed working with her. Overall I would describe the course as efficient, inspiring and thorough.” Kelly Tomes, Copywriting Course
“The course was very user-friendly, well supported, and had good comprehensive content. Mandy was great, very helpful, and tactful (when my one assignment was not up to scratch!). Overall, it was a very worthwhile experience, conducted by professionals who really are masters in their fields.” Prudence McLean, Copywriting Course
“It was a wonderful experience. I learned a lot and everything was very well structured. Mandy was a wonderful tutor and she had a lot of patience with me if I didn’t understand a module. I could email her at any time and she would get back to me right away. I would take the course again if I had the opportunity.” Krysten Vlok, Copywriting Course
“I have learned a lot from this course and will never look at advertising the same way again, and that is a good thing. Mandy was really great! This was my third course through the Writers’ College and I loved it! Can't say it any better than that. I hope to do more courses!” Natashja Singleton, Copywriting Course
“The course was everything I hoped it would be. I truly appreciated the material and progression of new ideas and skills. Mandy Speechly's feedback was invaluable. She has a really great way of helping you understand where you've veered off topic and what you need to be aware of. Some advice: don't be afraid to be creative! The skill you learn with the Writers' College is something you can definitely put to use.” Noah Landsberg, Copywriting Course