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Portland State University Partners with MadCap Software to Provide Students with Leading Technical Writing Tools and Foster Successful Careers in Technical Communications

La Jolla, CA and Portland, OR — November 19, 2013 — Portland State University (PSU) is joining forces with MadCap Software to ensure students pursuing its “Professional and Technical Writing” graduate program have clear competitive advantages when entering the workforce. The university is using MadCap Flare�”the modern future-proof 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. As a result, students are gaining expertise in state-of-the-art technical writing techniques through hands-on experience with the software used by thousands of companies worldwide.

PSU is dedicated to preparing students in its English Department for successful careers through a practical knowledge of today's leading writing technologies. PSU first implemented MadCap Flare two years ago as a teaser, and has grown to integrate the tool deeper into its course load. After the great success of hosting its first Flare workshop last year, the university structured its current "Writing 526: Document Design" course to include Flare, exploring emerging usability issues and important technologies. Additionally, PSU plans to repeat its well-received “Writing 510: MadCap Flare” workshop in Spring 2014.

I'm very appreciative of the loyalty, growth and success we've experienced with MadCap, providing a fantastic resource for our students to advance their technical writing best practices with Flare. We're thrilled to teach our master degree students modern technical communications practices using a leading-edge tool from a company truly dedicated to the education, advancement and innovation of specialists in the field.

Tracy Dillon, Ph.D. | Director of Technical and Professional Writing, Portland State University

“It has been amazing to see PSU students strengthen their technical writing practices with our software and have MadCap Flare become integral to the university's course structure," said Anthony Olivier, MadCap founder and CEO. "Our partnership with PSU is a prime example of a shared dedication to education, extending student best practices and opportunities. Through our MadCap Scholar Program, we can empower students with valuable knowledge of technical communications tools to ensure a competitive advantage for thriving careers 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 Portland State University

Founded in 1946, Portland State University (PSU) has the largest overall undergraduate and graduate enrollment of any university in the state of Oregon, and is also the only public university in the state that is located in a major metropolitan city. PSU's 49-acre downtown campus is located in the heart of one of America's most vibrant centers of culture, business and technology. The university offers Bachelor's and Master's degrees, as well as doctorates in 17 fields, directly engaging the community and aiming its students towards the creation of a better, more sustainable world. To learn more, visit https://www.pdx.edu/.

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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