Harriet Diamond is a retired business owner/consultant and freelance writer, living in Atlantic City, NJ. She serves on Enterprising Women magazine's Advisory Council, contributing articles for and about successful women business owners to that publication. She has also written articles for magazines and journals on a broad range of topics that include lobbying skills, customer service, communication, management, team building, managing growth, and others of interest to the business community and has lectured on these and other subjects. Harriet's most recent writing project has been a periodic column, "True Believers," for The AC Times. Beyond writing, she served on the Ocean Club Condominium's Board of Trustees and remains active in her community.
Author and coauthor of several books, her most recent publications were written with her daughter, Linda Eve Diamond: Perfect Phrases for Writing Company Announcements,McGraw-Hill, 2010; Perfect Phrases for Motivating and Rewarding Employees, McGraw-Hill, 2006 and 2010; Teambuilding That Gets Results, Sourcebooks, 2007; and Executive Writing: American Style, Apocryphile Press, 2007.
Barron's released the fifth edition of Harriet's first book, Grammar in Plain English in 2012. She is also the author of E-Z English, Barrons 2010 (formerly English the Easy Way, and Writing the Easy Way. She was project consultant to Steck Vaughn’s series, Workforce: Building Success, and series editor to Cambridge’s (Pearson’s) Read to Work series.
Harriet retired in 2004 from running Diamond Associates, a training and consulting firm she established in 1985. She and the talented team that she assembled, created and delivered training programs and provided consulting services to a number of industries, including pharmaceutical, manufacturing, healthcare, financial, transportation, and hospitality. Diamond Associates brought the first English as a Second Language Department of Labor training grant to Atlantic City, providing ESL training for several casinos. The comipany also offered writing and customer service training in AC. Diamond Associates created and delivered a program for writing credit requests throughout Southeast Asia for a major international bank.
A former leader in adult education, Harriet developed one of the first adult learning centers in New Jersey and became a pioneer in adult literacy. She then went on to a role in higher education before establishing Diamond Associates.
EDUCATION: BA English, Rutgers University; MA Administration and Supervision Kean University