Caro Bégin

Caro Bégin - Web Developer

Calgary, AB, Canada

Writer, web designer/developer, and creator of an exclusive WordPress theme for authors that is customized just for you. No recurring costs.

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Overview

As a fiction writer juggling two pen names in my spare time, I understand the challenges that authors face when trying to sell books. I've been a web developer for over a decade, so I decided to create my own powerful, intuitive, and affordable WordPress theme to help authors like you. I personally install, style, and customize my theme based on your needs, your books, and your marketing goals. It's an affordable author website solution without recurring fees. We can keep your existing website content or start from scratch. You pick.

Here's what people say about my exclusive theme called Parallax for Writers V2.0:

"Caro is a great listener and took the time to find out what my goals were for my website as well as what I wanted it to look like. The site she designed is perfect for me in every way! And if that isn’t enough, she went through and showed me exactly how to use the new site. I feel so empowered and I’m not scared of adding to it as I write new books or add more content. My website went from a glorified blog to something that’s actually working for me! As a fellow author, Caro really understands what authors need in a website and all of her suggestions were spot on. I’m so glad I made the decision to use her services. Well worth the money. I would hire her again in a heartbeat!"

~
Eryn Scott, Author


"Author websites are a necessary tool in our marketing toolbox and I’ve had one for five years. It was functional, designed for authors and I thought it was somewhere between okay and good. But I never had one of my readers write to compliment my website until I replaced it with a Parallax for Authors website. Now I’m getting 'wow’s' and 'Outstanding' and couldn’t be happier about my new website at scottmatthews-books.com. Caro’s a delight to work with and, in my opinion, her Parallax for Authors allows me to create without wasting time worrying about my website and keeping it up to date."

~ Scott Matthews


"When I hired Caro Bégin to convert my website to Parallax for Writers, I hoped to have a timely, responsive, and professional experience. I got all that and more. Caro brought her creativity and design flare to my site’s aesthetic customization, which I love. As for the back end, my website has never run smoother, nor been safer. She even recorded personalized videos to educate me on its upkeep. In short, I would recommend her services without reservation."

~ Jan O’Hara


"Caro Begin has been rebuilding my site for me. Caro has done an absolutely splendid job of making the site look great with her parallax theme. She’s also a pleasure to work with, fast and responsive. I can heartily recommend Caro if you are an author whose site needs an update. It’s what she specialises in."

~ William King



Services
Fiction
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Paranormal Romance
Romance
Science Fiction
Non-Fiction
Writing & Publishing
Works with
WordPress

Work experience

Web developer and designer

Self-employed
October, 2009 – Present (about 10 years)

I provide a high-touch service where I install and customize my exclusive WordPress theme called Parallax for Writers V2.0. I help authors integrate their newsletter sign-up form on their website, deliver their reader magnet post sign-up, retrieve and include their Facebook pixel, and whatever else they need help with. There's a one-on-one 60-minute video consultation where we discuss your needs and priorities. My exclusive theme includes all the templates authors need to easily add new books, new series, audiobooks, newsletter sign-up forms, and promotion pages. The website also has a built-in cookie bar and an easy-to-use interface when populating books and series. Because I don't charge a lot, I only populate one book for you, but I provide lots of guidance and video tutorials to help you populate the rest of your books. I promise it will be easy.

Projects

Romance Author JA Huss (jahuss.com)

The author wanted a customized, dual-identity website. She created the design and I coded the site to match. Her site includes easy-to-update sidebar content to highlight most recent books in various formats.

Sci-Fi Fantasy Author Immortal Angel (Immortal-angel.com)

The author wanted a darker website that featured the nature of her sci-fi books and their particular setting.

Mike Brown (MBrownauthor.com)

Mike writes clean sci-fi romance and wanted the site to reflect that.

David Gaughran's website (DavidGaughran.com)

I worked with David to revamp his website while keeping all of his existing content. His rebranded website features separate looks for his non-fiction pages and historical fiction pages, custom blog post categories, and lots more.

Cozy mystery author website (ErynScott.com)

The author already had a specific color palette and fonts selected, so I styled the website with that in mind and created slideshow images to highlight her top priorities.

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