Rhonda is a senior editor and communications professional with experience in the public and private sectors. She has edited eight books and led the production (2006-2018) of 12 editions of the U.S. Department of State's annual Country Reports on Terrorism. Rhonda has written and edited speeches, congressional testimony, op-eds, blogs, press releases, and fact sheets; and has edited grant proposals, magazine articles, and think tank papers. Ms. Shore has a master's degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a bachelor's degree from SUNY Purchase.
The Chicago Manual of Style.
Modern Language Association Handbook.
British and U.S. English.
Harvard Kennedy School, Florida International University; Atlantic Council Adrienne Arsht Latin American Center; Georgetown Undergraduate Research Conference; J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies; Inter-American Dialogue; Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington; C4ADS; Quincy Institute; Park Advisors; PVE Solutions, LLC; International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN); Global Center on Cooperative Security; National League of Cities; VeraWorks; Janet Stotsky; and Helena P. Schrader.
Allies: Twenty-Seven Bold Ideas to Reimagine the US-Colombia Relationship, Jason Marczak, Camila Hernández, and Cynthia J. Arnson, eds. (Washington, DC: Atlantic Council Adrienne Arsht Latin American Center, June 2022).
Janet Stotsky, Using Fiscal Policy and Public Financial Management to Promote Gender Equality, International Perspectives (London: Routledge, February 2020).
William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, Twenty Years, Twenty Stories: Women, Peace, and Security in the Western Hemisphere (Washington, DC: Perry Center, 2020).
Helena P. Schrader, The Holy Land In The Era Of The Crusades: Kingdoms At The Crossroads Of Civilizations (South Yorkshire, UK: Pen And Sword, Late 2021), The Emperor Strikes Back: Frederick II's War Against His Vassals (Wheatmark: July 2019), Balian d'Ibelin: Knight of Jerusalem (Jerusalem Trilogy) (Wheatmark, June 2020), and A Song for Sparta (Wheatmark: November 2019).
Bea Boccalandro, Do Good at Work: How Simple Acts of Social Purpose Drive Success and Wellbeing (New York: Morgan James Publishing, 24 November 2020).
Mary Casey-Baker, Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington:
“Rhonda is a joy to work with. She is professional, responsive, and incredibly detailed in her editing. She asks pointed questions and has a unique sense of how to push authors to bring their publications to a greater level of depth.”
Eric Rosand, President, Prevention Project:
"Rhonda has an agile mind and discerning eye that goes beyond merely cleaning up the prose; she enhances the copy without changing the writer's intended meaning and meets short deadlines."
Bea Boccalandro, President, VeraWorks:
“Rhonda was exactly the editor I needed. Come to think of it, she’s what any writer needs. Her feedback helped me improve the overarching narrative of the book. Her critical eye identified the parts that were falling flat. And her impeccable grammar polished my writing into much sharper storytelling. She’s simply superb. I highly recommend her.”
Helena P. Schrader, Ph.D. (winner of 17 literary awards):
“Since I discovered Rhonda, I have learned what a really great editor is. Rhonda approaches her task with intelligence and sensitivity, using her skills to enhance the original work. She is a superb professional who can meet short deadlines and provides sound feedback beyond commas and spelling. It is a pleasure working with her, and I hope to work with her on all my future projects.”
Christina Nemr, Director, Park Advisors:
“Rhonda was a delight to work with. She brought a keen eye for detail and an attentiveness to consistency that elevated the quality of a dense research report. Throughout the process, she was highly communicative and always delivered before the deadline. Her diligence and strong work ethic made for easy and productive collaboration.