I agree with the commenter in theory. Editors have ruined my writing a time or two by cutting it to the bone. Still, the writer needs to think in terms of filling a space. On the Internet, there's plenty of room to be verbose (although online readers will tune out long stories); not so in newspapers and magazines.
Besides, I always want writers to think tight. Your assigning editors will appreciate it.
Thanks to tom for the comment. Keep your comments coming.
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