In getting this paper under Journal B's word limit I've learnt (or probably re-learnt) three things. First, it can be done, even if it's difficult. Second, yesterday's final version (which I did not feel could be improved on) can today be revised and strengthened. And third, it is amazing how many words you can lose when you try, without affecting the core arguments of your paper. There are always challenges, especially if using excerpts from qualitative interviews. But sometimes more is less. Editing helps you to make choices about what's really important in your paper, where the repetition is. And sometimes less words make a stronger argument, because you have to be direct and explicit. As Henry James once said, "In art economy is always beauty."