While browsing stack exchange web sites I'm coming across sentences like this: As a group unfamiliar with RPGs, how do I encourage my players to read the rulebook?
In my native language such usage of "As a 'someone'" is incorrect. But my native language is not English.
I can understand when someone says "As a senior developer, I have a lot of development experience" Here is I am a developer and I have the experience. This makes sense. In the examples above, it's not the senior developer who is "both correct" and it's not the group who wants to encourage reading. Because of that these usages sound wrong to me.
Are they in fact correct?