Harriet Diamond is a retired business owner/consultant and freelance writer, living in Atlantic City, NJ since 2005. 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. She has lectured on these and other subjects. Harriet has written a periodic column, "True Believers," about Atlantic City executives, business owners, and community leaders who contnue to work for the betterment of the city, for the previously published newlpaper, The AC Times. Beyond writing, she remains active in her community, belonging to variety of organizations and serving on several local committees.
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; Perfect Phrases for Motivating and Rewarding Employees, McGraw-Hill; Teambuilding That Gets Results, Sourcebooks; and Executive Writing: American Style, Apocryphile Press. 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. Her first published book (1967) was Using Your Money Wisely, a joint project of The American Bankers Association and Montclair State College's Adult Resource Center, created as a simplified resource for adults.
Harriet retired in 2004 from 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 company 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, serving as the first president of the New Jersey Association for Lifelong learning (NJALL). She then went on to a role in higher education as an administrator in Seton hall University's Educational Opportunity Fund Program before establishing Diamond Associates.
EDUCATION: BA English, Rutgers University; MA Administration and Supervision Kean University