“As a writer, what you need first and foremost from an editor is a combination of the following elements: honesty, knowledge, directness, integrity. You need a partner, a cheerleader, a collaborator, and I was lucky enough to find an editor who had all these qualities when I started working with Marco Palmieri.”

—James Swallow, New York Times bestselling author


“I sought Marco out for his expert editorial advice last year. It was definitely money well spent. As an editor, he is efficient, insightful, and honest. He’s generous with his time and comments and very available to his clients. He’s also one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met. Marco’s experience, talent and professionalism make Otherworld Editorial a first-rate choice for your next writing project.”

—Kirsten Heffron, OE Client


Welcome to Otherworld Editorial. If you’re a writer—experienced or aspiring—who is looking for some help with a particular project, a general honing of your craft, or a trustworthy confidant with whom to refine your ideas, you’ve come to the right place.

mpI’m Marco Palmieri, an editor with over sixteen years experience helping authors to develop the stories they want to tell and the characters to drive them. My goal with OE is to continue assisting writers at all levels of experience to improve their skills, build their confidence, and guide their manuscripts toward their fullest potential.

So take a look around. Check out my background and the services I offer, read the testimonials from authors I’ve worked with, subscribe to my blogand if you like what you see, drop me a lineLet’s find out together if Otherworld Editorial can provide the help you’re looking for.

In mythology, the Otherworld is a place of inspiration and transformative experiences. That’s what I hope OE can be for you.


“We’ve had the good fortune of working with several superlative editors, and Marco Palmieri stands out among the best….His enthusiasm throughout all stages of the publishing process, and especially his ability to ask just the right questions at just the right time to spur us on to better work is the hallmark of his craft.”

—Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens, New York Times bestselling authors