What I meant by Palmieri is that it seems like since he started in 2000-2001 as the Trek editor, and continuing on to the current editors the novelizations have been more or less the script and nothing to flesh out the story.
Before 2000, when John Ordover and the other editors were handling the line, it seems that we got better, more memorable, more "meaty" novelizations.
I started as a ST editor in 1996. I did it for twelve years. During that time, I was never involved with any ST novelizations. Not one.
When Ordover left, Marco was promoted to senior editor
I was a senior editor well before John left the company. The one has nothing whatsoever to do with the other.