Kate Flood

Kate Flood is director, editorial, at Commonwealth Financial Network®, member FINRA/SIPC, nation's largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer. With the firm since 2002, she leads a talented editorial team tasked with ensuring that the content, grammar, spelling, and punctuation in all of Commonwealth's marketing materials—from trade pub ads, to webpages, to blog posts, to articles affiliated advisors can use with their clients—is both high quality and consistent. She also serves as editor-in-chief of the firm’s flagship publication, the Commonwealth Business Review, collaborating with in-house subject-matter experts to improve upon their articles, as well as working with the creative team to guide both print and electronic versions through the various stages of editing and production. Kate earned a BA with honors in English literature from the University of Cincinnati and also briefly studied vocal performance at the New England Conservatory.

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Recent Posts

Confessions from a Password Manager Convert

Why You Should Make Time for Meditation in the New Year

Lessons in Punctuation: Semicolons, Colons, and Dashes

9 Grammar Mistakes You Can Stop Making Today

Content and Inbound Marketing Techniques for Financial Advisors

Confessions from a Password Manager Convert

Posted by Kate Flood

December 26, 2018 at 1:30 PM

Whether you’re looking to make a New Year’s resolution or you’re simply trying to implement some information security best practices, you would be well served to start using a password manager. Why? I'm here to tell you!

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Topics: Information Security

Why You Should Make Time for Meditation in the New Year

Posted by Kate Flood

December 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Any way you look at it, 2017 has been an eventful—and often stressful—year. Besides our own professional and personal lives, we’ve had to come to terms with a world that seems to be growing more dangerous by the day. On top of that, the current political climate is more contentious than I can recall in my lifetime. How can we find some peace and quiet from all the noise? You might try to unplug, but that is easier said than done. Still, taking care of our physical, mental, and emotional health has never been more important. One way to do that is to make time for meditation in the new year.

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Topics: Marketing

Lessons in Punctuation: Semicolons, Colons, and Dashes

Posted by Kate Flood

March 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Editing is part science and part art form. There are certain grammatical rules you need to apply to your writing, but you also need your text to tell a story, and how you use your punctuation can add style and nuance. You might think this concept is more important when writing fiction, but I think it applies equally to business writing, which, let’s be honest, can be a little dry.

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Topics: Marketing

9 Grammar Mistakes You Can Stop Making Today

Posted by Kate Flood

December 9, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Grammar . . . for many, it’s a dirty word that evokes painful memories of sentence diagrams full of gerunds, present participles, and predicate nominative case. (This even makes me cringe, and I have made correcting grammar mistakes my living.) But it doesn’t have to be as complicated as we often make it out to be.

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Topics: Marketing

Content and Inbound Marketing Techniques for Financial Advisors

Posted by Kate Flood

March 11, 2015 at 1:30 PM

If you Google "effective marketing strategies for B2C companies," you're likely to see content and inbound marketing techniques among your search results. These terms might be new to you—if so, you're not alone!

So, what exactly are these techniques, and how can you put them to use for your business?

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Topics: Marketing

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