Edward was born in Arlington, Massachusetts. He grew up in Seattle, where he spent his childhood hunting imaginary commandos in the woods.
He recently received an MS degree in Technical Communications from the University of Washington, specializing in international user interface design. For the completion of his Master's degree, Edward researched remote usability testing and Content Centric Design. As a teaching assistant, he taught technical communication for engineers. He was also a research assistant for the UW's Information School, employed at Microsoft designing and implementing the MS Market Research SharePoint portal.
His undergraduate work focused on military history and comparative religion. He studied abroad at Humboldt University in Berlin as part of the UW's Comparative History of Ideas program, and produced a study of military bureaucracy and terror.
Edward had a 10-year tenure at the department of Computing & Communications at the University of Washington as a Senior Information Specialist, focusing on the development and management of Web sites such as the University of Washington Homepage.
His other professional experience includes systems' administration, large scale internet service development including Web design, digital video/multi-media development, program management, and product management. Before completing his MS degree, he was a Product Manager for Primus' (now ATG) enterprise knowledge management system in Seattle.
Edward also consulted at Zombie VR Studios, and was able to apply his love of games and military strategy as chief game designer for Spearhead, a Main Battle Tank simulator/3D game, among other projects at Zombie. He has co-curated two art exhibitions, and continues to inject his cynical view of modern life into his writing and various art projects.