I assume most editors are lazy. They perform a valuable service, but not enough of it.
I also am a long time hater of business-speak. Three years and a few months ago, I ran across a memo posted in my company's breakroom that set off both my verbosity and anti-corp-speak alarms. It was full of excess words and pompous, official sounding phrases. So I edited it. And left it there. After a couple of weeks, I took it down for posterity.
In case you can't make out the text in the image above, here is a transcript.
In case you're curious, I cut about 4 words in 7 from the body of the memo. It was so easy to trim the fat, using only cuts and one paste. Much better.
Please be advised that during building inspections it was noted thattenants are smoking in the building's publicstairwells. Please be further advised thatthis in(sic) direct violation ofviolates New York City Fire Codes and may result in violations and / orfines.
greatlyappreciate your anticipatedcooperation. Should you have any concerns orrequire anyfurther information, please feel free tocontact me in the management officeat 212-XXX-XXXX.