MadCap Software Adds Web-Based Training Expert to Lead Madcap Mimic Product Management

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Patricia Dear Brings 25 Years of Training Experience to Evolve Mimic Native XML Software Simulation Package to a Full eLearning Solution

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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 Patricia Dear has joined the MadCap team as product manager for MadCap Mimic. In this role, Ms. Dear will build on Mimic’s powerful, native XML capabilities for creating software simulation movies to evolve it into a robust application for eLearning. Mimic, featuring a small-footprint movie format, currently is used worldwide to create movies that simulate actions on the computer screen and produce interactive instructional videos.

Ms. Dear brings 25 years of experience in training and eLearning. A pioneer from PLATO (the first eLearning system), she joins MadCap Software from Cardinal Health Inc., where she chaired its enterprise-wide Training Standards Sub-Committee; led development and administration of a Learning Management System; and managed Web-based training design and development, producing more than 140 courseware titles. She is a member of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) and The eLearning Guild.

“Pat’s extensive experience developing online training and systems, as well as her efforts to foster training standards will be invaluable in transforming Mimic from a state-of-the-art software simulation tool to a solution that redefines the eLearning development experience,” said Anthony Olivier, MadCap CEO. “We are excited to have Pat join our team in delivering a best-in-class XML-based suite for the complete documentation needs of an enterprise—now and into the future.”

“I am thrilled to be part of MadCap Software which is leading some of the most innovative developments in content authoring today,” said Patricia Dear. “I look forward to working with the talented development professionals there to help Mimic realize its potential as a next-generation eLearning solution.”

Prior to Cardinal Health, Ms. Dear developed Web-based training for Pixel Solutions and The Webb Group. At Cambridge Technology Partners, she led the technical training efforts of an enterprise network migration project for a metropolitan city government. She also held training and development positions at The Art Institute of Seattle; Birdrock Media Corporation, Inc.; Coconut Computing, Inc.; Courseware, Inc.; and Online Computer Systems, Inc. Ms. Dear received her master’s in instructional systems design from the University of Maryland and bachelor’s degree in human development from The Pennsylvania State University. She also has been certified as a Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS).

About MadCap Software    

MadCap Software, headquartered in San Diego, is just a new name for a group of familiar faces that have been leading the technical writing and documentation community for over a decade. With its flagship product, MadCap Flare, MadCap Software is leading the documentation industry into the future. Through its strategic partner Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), MadCap is delivering solutions optimized for Microsoft Vista, Visual Studio, and the .NET environment. MadCap is home to some of the most experienced software architects and product experts in the industry, including many former core members of eHelp® Corporation, creators of RoboHelp®. Learn more about MadCap Software and its Help authoring suite at

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