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MadCap Software and Monterey Institute of International Studies Announce Partnership Bringing Advanced Technical Communication Tools to Enhance Localization in the Classroom

La Jolla, CA and Monterey, CA — September 8, 2014 — The Monterey Institute of International Studies and MadCap Software want to ensure students pursuing a master’s degree in Translation and Localization Management have a solid competitive lead when entering the workforce by taking advantage of MadCap Flare and MadCap Lingo.

This fall, the school is using MadCap Flare—the state-of-the art, future-proof technical authoring and multi-channel publishing software that supports print, Web, desktop and mobile—to provide students with the most advanced authoring and publishing solution available today. Additionally, the Monterey Institute is incorporating MadCap Lingo—the XML-based computer assisted translation (CAT) tool—to support translation and localization best practices. As a result, students will build their expertise in modern technical writing, localization and translation techniques through hands-on experience with the software used by thousands of companies worldwide.

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Understanding Modern Localization

The Monterey Institute aims to provide its translation and localization students with innovative tools and practices for an insightful learning experience that will encourage them to look at various issues from different points of view. As part of this commitment, the school is updating its “TRLM 8620 Software Localization” course to help familiarize students with the concepts, processes and environment of the modern localization industry using MadCap Flare and Lingo. The course will focus on localizing modern desktop, mobile, and Web-based computer applications, specializing in how to handle strings and how to process them for translation. It also will explore software localization from several different perspectives, such as a localization manager within a company, project manager within an agency, localization engineer within an agency, and translator.

MadCap’s software has been on my radar for years, and I am thrilled to finally show my students how powerful it is—and how powerful their skills can be,” said Max Troyer, Monterey Institute assistant professor of Translation and Localization Management (TLM). “I truly believe MadCap Flare and Lingo will bring this course to the next level, providing students with the capabilities to enable leading-edge localization practices through effective content management and reuse.”

“We are excited to support the Monterey Institute of International Studies in using our state-of-the-art MadCap Lingo and Flare software to give students hands-on experience in applying modern localization concepts and best practices,” said Anthony Olivier, MadCap founder and CEO. “Through our MadCap Scholar Program, we are providing students the tools that will help build their skill sets and strengthen opportunities in the workforce. Our partnership with the Monterey Institute highlights a mutual dedication to creating a cutting-edge learning experience through state-of-the-art technical communication practices.”

About MadCap Scholar Program

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 the Monterey Institute of International Studies

The Monterey Institute of International Studies, a graduate school of Middlebury College, provides international professional education in areas of critical importance to a rapidly changing global community, including international policy and management, translation and interpretation, language teaching, sustainable development, and non-proliferation. The Monterey Institute prepares students from all over the world to make a meaningful impact in their chosen fields through degree programs characterized by immersive and collaborative learning, and opportunities to acquire and apply practical professional skills. Employers across this rapidly growing industry rely on the Monterey Institute as their go-to source for finding Localization Management talent. Learn more at go.miis.edu/tlm.

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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