Harriet Diamond



Board of Trustees, Ocean Club Condominium Association; Member of the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce, the Atlantic City Public Relations Council, the Metropolitan Business and Community Association, the Chelsea Neighborhood Association, and the Atlantic City Boardwalk Committee.


• New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners
• Union County Private Industry Council (now Workforce Development Board)
• Union County Chamber of Commerce


• NJ Board of Public Utilities’ Supplier Diversity Development Council
• Women Presidents’ Organization
• Union County Chamber of Commerce
• Westfield Chamber of Commerce


• New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners’
Business Woman of the Year, 1995
• Three NJ Institute of Technology NJ Author Awards
• NJ Senate Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Adult Education


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 is a periodic column, "True Believers," for The AC Times. Beyond writing, she serves on the Ocean Club Condominium's Board of Trustees and is 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, which included Linda, created and delivered training programs and provided consulting services to a number of industries, including pharmaceutical, manufacturing, healthcare, financial, transportation, and hospitality.

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


Writing and Grammar Self-Help
Perfect phrases to help you write clear internal and external announcements.
Re-Release and Update of Executive Writing, A Style Manual for the Business World
Ideal for high school classrooms, GED preparation, or intermediate to high level ESL study.
A practical course in basic writing skills that guides you one step at a time.
Emphasis on language's natural structure rather than dry rules.
Exercises and insights to help leaders build, train, and inspire teams of any size.
Hundreds of ready-to-use phrases to encourage and recognize excellence.

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