I'm struggling to whittle a 1,500+/- word article down to 1,000 words. Basically, it requires scrapping one of three main elements entirely. The problem is I'm so close to it that I've been agonizing for a week over which piece to cut. Argh. I have to decide by tomorrow. Any sure-fire tips on ruthless editing? After the edited version is published, I'll probably post the full article here and link to the edited version for feedback as to which is better.