Getting out the red pencil
•Do not overdo the introduction. In describing the geographic distribution of her students and their work I originally used the word “global” and in the end I decided on “wide reach.” In the context of the piece, the meaning conveyed was the same. In the rereading, the word “global” seemed just a bit bombastic. “Global” seems more appropriate when describing environmental conditions, political conflicts and economic trends. “Wide reach” is a better fit.