Mandy Speechly - Tutor: Copywriting


Mandy Speechly is an experienced specialist in training for copywriting and brand communication. She currently works at Vega School of Brand Leadership in Cape Town, where she lectures 1st and 3rd year BA students, and manages the national programme for copywriting across four campuses. She previously lectured at the AAA School of Advertising, during which she was awarded with numerous student Loeries awards and consistently ranks among the top lecturers in the country. Mandy also develops and presents customised workshops in digital copywriting to corporates, advertising agencies and professionals.

Prior to these roles, Mandy worked as a copywriter 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 and digital advertising. Mandy has been tutoring for The Writers College for over 8 years and also offers a consultation service on developing copywriting portfolios to help writers find work in the brand communications industry.

Mandy recently co-authored a textbook published by Juta (Connect: Writing for Online Audiences). She also completed her Master’s in Media Studies through University of Cape Town, focusing on writing for mobile media.

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