When "As" is used as comparison marker in comparing clauses, then yes it needs to be followed by a clause.
However "as" here means "in the role of"
or "in the stage of being"
and doesn't require the clause.
: As a child
, I delivered newspapers (= in the stage of being)Correct
: As a president of the company
, she works hard. (= in the role of)Correct
: My first job was an apprenticeship AS a sketch artist
There are common errors
around such use:Wrong
: While being
a child, I delivered newspapers. Wrong
: As being
a child, I delivered newspapers.Wrong
: While in childhood
, I delivered newspapers
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