Reducing Wordiness: Occam's Razor Still Applies

Say only what needs to be said. The author who is frugal with words not only writes a more readable manuscript but also increases the chances that the manuscript will be accepted. Editors oflen work with limited numbers of printed pages and therefore often request authors to shorten submitted papers. You can tighten overly long papers by eliminating redundance, wordiness, jargon, evasiveness, circumlocution, and clumsiness. -American Psychological Association Manual of Style (33)

Be brief Wordiness usually adds nothing but confusion, and the resulting paper is very expensive to typeset and to print. -American Chemical Society Style Guide

Omit needless words. Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessay lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. -The Elements of Style

Ways to Reduce Wordiness