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Madcap Software Adds Framemaker Expert To Lead Madcap Blaze Product Management

Sharon Burton Leverages Nearly 20 Years in Technical Communications to Lead Delivery of First Native XML Content Authoring Software for Large Documents

San Diego, CA, USA – September 18, 2007 — MadCap Software, the leader in multi-channel content authoring and a showcase company for Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Visual Studio 2005 and Microsoft XPS, today announced that Sharon Burton has joined the MadCap team as product manager for MadCap Blaze. In this role, Ms. Burton will help drive the development of Blaze, the first native XML software for producing large documents—such as books, manuals, and illustrated guides. Blaze, which combines the power of Adobe FrameMaker with Microsoft Word-like ease of use, has been selected by Microsoft as a showcase product for its XPS (XML paper specification) format.

Ms. Burton is a nationally recognized practitioner, business expert, and speaker in the field of technical communication. With nearly 20 years of experience in the field, she has consulted with large and small companies to improve their product documentation and documentation processes. Ms. Burton also is considered one of the top FrameMaker experts in the country. She has used the software since her first technical writing job in 1992 and has consulted with such companies as Canon Medical, Sterling Software, Stargazer Aviation, and Co-op Networks on how to effectively leverage FrameMaker in their environments.

Ms. Burton is an adjunct professor in the engineering department at the University of California, Riverside, teaching technical communications to engineers. Additionally, she teaches technical communication topics, such as FrameMaker, at the University of California, Riverside and San Diego Extensions.

“As a successful consultant, practitioner, and educator on technical communication best practices and the use of FrameMaker, Sharon brings the ideal knowledge and expertise to lead the development of MadCap Blaze,” said Anthony Olivier, MadCap CEO. “Sharon continues MadCap’s tradition of attracting the best talent in the technical communication community, and we are excited to have her join the team in using state-of-the-art technology to revolutionize how documents are produced.”

“I’m thrilled to be joining MadCap Software, which not only includes some of the industry’s most highly recognized pioneers, but also is the most innovative team in content authoring today,” said Sharon Burton. “MadCap has reset the standards for technical communication software with Flare for native XML Help content authoring. I look forward to helping build on that success with Blaze for best-in-class production of large documents.”

Ms. Burton joins MadCap Software from her position as technical publication manager at Wonderware, a provider of industrial automation and information software solutions. Prior to her role at Wonderware, Ms. Burton owned and ran Anthrobytes Consulting for 10 years. She has also been active in the Society for Technical Communication (STC), where her many roles have included serving as president of the STC Inland Empire Chapter. Ms. Burton has received numerous awards for her work from organizations such as STC and Apex. Additionally, she is a Ph.D. candidate in cultural anthropology at the University of California, Riverside.

About MadCap Software

MadCap Software is a trusted resource for more than 20,000 companies around the globe for single-source, multi-channel authoring and publishing solutions designed to streamline the process of developing and delivering training content, learning and development programs, technical documentation, online Help, knowledge bases, and more. From authoring, publishing and translation, to cloud-based project and content management, to contribution and review in the cloud, you can streamline content delivery and manage the entire content development lifecycle with MadCap Software. MadCap Software’s services include product training, consulting services, translation and localization, and an advanced developer certification program. Headquartered in San Diego, California, with offices in Austin, TX, MadCap Software is home to some of the most experienced software architects and product experts in the content development industry.


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