Meet the team
Mike read Classics and music at
Oxford University a very long time ago. A career in IT which required writing accurate and comprehensive
technical documentation was followed by another when in 2002 he co-founded what later became
the most popular e-cards company in the world. In this new role his linguistic abilities were targeted at marketing,
and he soon discovered the power of accurate, well-written English to drive sales. Twenty years later, McLintock Creative Services
is still contracted to write copy for jacquielawson.com, although these days it's Meg and Robin who undertake the bulk
of the work, leaving Mike free to explore new ideas – as well as improving his command of the French language. He lives
near Cognac, in the Charente region of southwest France.
maths and theology at Exeter, and then in a surprising change of direction, he decided that he loved the English language so much he wanted
to teach it to other people. He took the Cambridge CELTA course in double-quick time, and left for Brazil where he taught for three years at
Cultura Inglesa, a private English school, rising
quickly through the ranks to end up teaching the most advanced adult students. His love of language and his understanding of its
structure enables him to compose clear, persuasive and imaginative copy, while he keeps all of us on our toes with regard to
grammatical and linguistic accuracy. His hobbies include playing chess and the violin.
Meg read philosophy at Reading University,
which left her with the ability to argue almost any case from any viewpoint – undoubtedly a handy skill for certain
marketing projects! A natural talent for organisation – both of herself and of others – gives her a pivotal
role in the company; while a flair for composing snappy phrases and eye-catching headlines makes her our go-to person
for banners, advertisements, and social media posts. In quieter moments she enjoys playing the cello and guitar,
and a stint in hospitality means she can pull a decent pint or mix an indulgent cocktail.