maria dering

research / writing / editing


My strengths are New York City history (especially early records); due diligence searches; lineage and family history research and reports.


Newsletters, brochures, direct mail, press releases, and reports are my specialties. I also design and write articles and presentations on history and heraldry and am the author of two blogs.

In May 2014 I published my first e-book, Seven Stories, available on The book is comprised of five original ghost stories set in Manhattan and two reminiscences of Chicago.


I've edited and copy edited more than 40 books for George Braziller, Inc., and Aalborg University Press (Denmark). Subjects range from architecture to John Cage to studies in urban design, movement and mobility.