Technology has played an important role. At the initial stage, transcription used to be a time-consuming and laborious process but as the technology is improving, this process is becoming easier with improved software and user-friendly interface.
Now customers don’t have to mail the audios in a CD or floppy disk. Internet is now at our fingertips and easily accessible and thus customers now prefer to upload audios in digital formats like MP3, MP4, WAV, MPEG, etc. Transcribers have to download it and start working on it. This not only saves time and energy but makes transcription a convenient and free flowing process.
Transcription is now a part of every business. The need of accuracy is increasing which in turn is increasing the demand for more efficient transcription service providers whereas initially there were limited transcribers thus now a client has many options to choose from based on price and quality.
Voice Recognition Software is a biggest change which is seen as blessing in disguise. This software is frightening to exterminate the transcriptionist position, but till the time quality remains at the centre of transcription, such software shall only be used as a help for transcribers as the software cannot check effectiveness.
Trends will change and so will technology but accuracy and quality will always be at the core of transcription industry.