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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.

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. It’s exciting to teach my master degree students using products from a company that is leading the technical communications market.

Zhijun (James) Gao | Lecturer for Text Translation and Technical Writing, Peking University

“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 Program

The MadCap Scholar Program offers special pricing and discounts on MadCap Software’s state-of-the-art authoring, content development and technical documentation software to help students, educators and universities gain access to industry-standard solutions that support technical communication, learning & development, instructional design and content strategy best practices. They include the ability to outfit labs with MadCap Software applications; 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 is a trusted resource for thousands of 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 content management system, 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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