In a story on the resignation of Florida’s Lieutenant Governor, Jennifer Carroll, one sentence stated:
She filmed an advertisement promoting Allied Veterans as a Florida House member.
A better version would have been:
While serving as a Florida House member, she filmed an advertisement promoting Allied Veterans.
The Takeaway: Place every modifier as close as possible to what it modifies. Don’t make your reader work harder to read a sentence than you worked to write it.
Thanks to Paul G. Henning for pointing out this example.