drastic editing

'A multitude of words doth rather obscure than illustrate, they being a Burden to the Memory, and the first apt to be forgotten before we come through to the last. So that he who uses many words for the explaining of any subject doth, like the Cuttle-Fish, hide himself, for the most part, in his own ink.'

John Ray, The Wisdom of God Manifested in the Works of the Creation, 7th edn, 1717, p.339

This seems to be good advice to heed as I sit here and try to write an article for Ultrabold magazine, the St Bride Type Library bi-annual publication.