Mandy Speechly

Mandy Speechly is currently Head of Copywriting at the AAA School of Advertising, where she works as the final-year lecturer. She is involved in training for various educational institutions, and she 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. She has extensive experience in traditional advertising and writing for different media in the world of digital communication. She continues to freelance for a range of different agencies and clients.

Mandy is currently co-authoring a textbook 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.

Mandy tutors the Copywriting course. 


‘I thoroughly enjoyed the course. The modules given were amazing – covering background and history to application. Mandy was very helpful and the feedback she gave on each project was very detailed. The Writers College gave me the opportunity to further my knowledge and skills during a time where I felt they were quite lacking.’ Dané Meyer, Copywriting Course

‘Mandy is incredibly insightful and experienced. Her feedback always blew me away. It’s surprising how much you can learn about writing through an online course. If you apply yourself and pay attention to course feedback, you can grow a lot.’ Jessica Schoeman, Copywriting Course

‘Gosh! It was incredible! Taught me such valuable insights into advertising. Highly recommended. It started me on a great path into the wonderful world of writing. Mandy is just one of a kind. She’s also kind. And kind of awesome in every way. Truly wonderful.’ Gidon Orelowitz, Copywriting Course

‘The course was thought-provoking, interesting and challenging. What I’ve learned has been very useful in my own work. Mandy was an outstanding tutor with great knowledge and a helpful, encouraging, friendly manner. I really enjoyed dealing with her. Completing the Copywriting Course with Mandy as its tutor has been an excellent experience.’ Katie Macbeth, Copywriting Course

‘The biggest lesson that I have taken from the course is that I am never done, never done creating and refining. Completing the course was an experience that challenged me as a person, especially with the limitless independence and freedom I had. Mandy was a very helpful and friendly tutor, she was very approachable and understanding.’ Nomfundo Ntokozo Mwelase, Copywriting Course