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I have read your post, and I think it may be better if you call yourself an editor rather than a proofreader. My idea of a proofreader is someone who does really check all of the little points in grammar and things.
It sounds like you are doing what an editor does. You are giving suggestions on the whole structure of the work, rather than concentrating on the details of the grammar.
I am writing web content for someone whose first language is not English. He does pick out grammatical mistakes (I seem to write "the the" quite often), but tells me that he cannot tell whether something 'reads' well.
I have also given suggestions on how to improve the structure of Dutch language documents. They seem to have been well-recieved. However, I really need to have all of my writing in Dutch checked carefully.
I hope that my thoughts were useful to you!