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Leading University in China Selects MadCap Software to Teach Students Best Practices in Technical Writing and Prepare Them for Lifelong Careers in Translation and Technical Communication

La Jolla, CA and Beijing, China — October 28, 2013 — Peking University in China  is joining forces with MadCap Software to ensure that students pursuing its Master Program of Computer-aided Translation have competitive advantage and clear understanding of technical communication best practices when entering the workforce. The university is using MadCap’s full suite of products, specifically MadCap’s modern future-proof authoring and multi-channel publishing product—supporting print, Web, desktop and mobile—namely MadCap Flare and MadCap’s integrated computer assisted translation (CAT) tool namely MadCap Lingo . This suite of products will provide students with the most efficient and advanced authoring, translation and publishing solutions available today. By using MadCap products, students are gaining expertise and understanding of the modern techniques of the technical writing and translation process. Furthermore, these students will gain exposure to and use the software used by thousands of companies worldwide.

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The Peking University is the first school in mainland China to offer the Master Program of Computer-aided Translation and Technical Writing. Peking University will teach its students the technical use of MadCap Flare along with broader concepts of technical writing, such as single-source publishing to multiple formats.

I really appreciate MadCap recognizing our university and helping us to become a great resource for students to prepare themselves for a lifelong career using industry leading tools," says Zhijun (James) Gao, lecturer for Text Translation and Technical Writing. "It’s exciting to teach my master degree students using products from a company that is leading the technical communications market."

“Technical writing is such an integral part of the translation process and we are thrilled to be a part of this program with a leading university in China.” says Anthony Olivier, MadCap founder and CEO. “Our partnership with Peking University is another example of how MadCap’s products are recognized and used worldwide. Through our MadCap Scholar Program, we can empower students globally to strengthen their knowledge of best practices to ensure competitive advantage in the workforce.”

About MadCap Scholar

The MadCap Scholar Program offers special discounts on MadCap’s state-of-the-art technical communications software to help students, educators and universities gain access to industry-standard tools that support technical writing and documentation best practices. They include the ability to outfit labs with MadCap Software applications for free; free training, including the MAD Certification Test for teachers and professors, and discounts on software for current students. For more detail, visit https://www.madcapsoftware.com/education/scholar-program.aspx.

About Peking University

Peking University is a comprehensive and national key university. Peking University is proud of its outstanding faculty, including 53 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), 7 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and 14 members of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). Peking University has become a center for teaching and research and a university of a new type, embracing diverse branches of learning such as basic and applied sciences, social sciences and the humanities, and sciences of medicine, management, and education. Its aim is to rank among the world's best universities in the future.

About the Master Program of Computer-aided Translation and Technical Writing, Peking University

This is the first master program offered in mainland China, which focuses on the teaching and researching about computer-aided translation and technical writing. The mission is to prepare the students for the language service industry. Students in this program will be equipped with the knowledge of technical writing, computer-aided translation and digital publishing etc..

About MadCap Software

MadCap Software, Inc. is a trusted resource for the thousands of companies around the globe that rely on its solutions for single-source multi-channel authoring and publishing, multimedia, and translation management. Whether delivering technical, policy, medical, marketing, business, or human resources content, MadCap’s products are used to create corporate intranets, Help systems, policy and procedure manuals, video tutorials, knowledge bases, eBooks, user guides, and more to any format, including high-end print, online, desktop or mobile. MadCap services include product training, consulting services, translation and localization, and an advanced developer certification program. Headquartered in La Jolla, California, MadCap Software is home to some of the most experienced software architects and product experts in the content development industry.

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